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Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victims

Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victimsThe lieutenant governor of Virginia has likened himself to a lynching victim while battling accusations of sexual assault and calls to resign from his post amid a series of scandals impacting the state’s top lawmakers. Justin Fairfax made the controversial statements during a surprise speech on Sunday, lashing out against his critics in the state Senate as 2019 legislative session was coming to a close. “I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were not given any due process whatsoever, and we rue that,” Mr Fairfax said, referencing legislation the General Assembly passed expressing “profound regret” for lynchings in Virginia between 1877 and 1950.



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Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governor

Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governorThe two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax of sexual assault said they would be willing to testify at possible impeachment proceedings against the Democrat; Garrett Tenney reports from Richmond, Virginia.



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Virginia lieutenant governor faces second sexual misconduct charge

Virginia lieutenant governor faces second sexual misconduct chargeA second woman has accused Virginia’s lieutenant governor of sexual misconduct, US media reported Friday, further adding to the political turmoil in the eastern US state. Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is next in line for the governorship if Governor Ralph Northam — who faces intense pressure to resign over a racist yearbook photo — decides to step down. The Washington Post reported that a Maryland woman accused Fairfax of a “premeditated and aggressive” attack when the two were undergraduate students at Duke University in 2000, while CNN said the woman had accused Fairfax of rape.



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Virginia lieutenant governor denies second sexual assault allegation

Virginia lieutenant governor denies second sexual assault allegationThe firm, New Jersey-based Smith Mullin, said Watson was “not seeking any financial damages,” and said her attorneys had notified Fairfax through his lawyers “that Ms. Watson hopes he will resign from public office.” The latest accusation deepened a political crisis in Virginia that began with the revelation last Friday that Northam’s medical school yearbook page contained a racist photo, followed by admissions from Northam and the state’s attorney general, Mark Herring, that each had darkened their faces to imitate black performers in separate incidents during the 1980s. Should all three men be forced to resign, Democrats would lose the governorship to the state’s Republican speaker of the House of Delegates, who is third in the line of succession, after Fairfax and Herring.



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Top lieutenant to 'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison

Top lieutenant to 'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prisonFALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A top lieutenant to drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced in a Virginia courtroom Friday to life in prison.



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US jails druglord El Chapo's lieutenant for life

US jails druglord El Chapo's lieutenant for lifeThe former right hand man of notorious Mexican druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Friday to life in prison, judicial sources said. Damaso Lopez Nunez, known as “The Lawyer” when he worked for the ultra-violent Sinaloa cartel, had been convicted of trafficking by a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. According to the US Department of Justice, Lopez was the deputy head of a Mexican maximum security prison in 2001 when he helped Guzman escape.



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Georgia's Lieutenant Governor Tells Delta To Give NRA Back Its Discounts, Or Else

Georgia's Lieutenant Governor Tells Delta To Give NRA Back Its Discounts, Or ElseGeorgia’s lieutenant governor said on Monday he would work to derail a multimillion-dollar tax cut that would benefit Delta Air Lines unless the company reinstated its relationship with the National Rifle Association. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who also serves as president of the Georgia state Senate, intimated in a tweet he would “kill any tax legislation” as punishment to Delta, which last week said it would end its discount program for members of the NRA. Delta, headquartered in Atlanta, is one of more than a dozen companies that have distanced themselves from the gun lobby following the massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school on Feb. 14.



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Retired Lieutenant General: While Trump Golfs, San Juan’s Mayor Is ‘Living On A Cot’

Retired Lieutenant General: While Trump Golfs, San Juan’s Mayor Is ‘Living On A Cot’The retired lieutenant general who led the effort to bring aid to Louisiana after it was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina didn’t mince words when talking about the president’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.



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