Justice committee to schedule meeting with Fairfax, accusers

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In this Thursday Oct. 5, 2017 photo Democrat Justin Fairfax gestures during a debate with Republican Virginia State Sen. Jill Vogel, right, at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va. Fairfax, a former federal prosecutor, and Vogel, a state senator from Fauquier County, are running for lieutenant governor in next month’s election. The post that […]

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — House Republicans announced on the floor Friday that they plan to invite the two women accusing Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault to speak with them.

Del. Rob Bell (R-District 58) said on the floor that the Court of Justice Committee will be scheduling a meeting and plan to invite Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson to testify. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax will also be invited to speak.

“This will give all parties a chance to be heard,” Bell said. 

RELATED: Va. House Dems again call on Fairfax to resign

This comes a day Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox and Democratic Minority Leader Del. Eileen Filler-Corn spoke with the media to address the ongoing calls for an investigation from the General Assembly into the allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. 

No date has been released on when this meeting will take place. We have reached out to the Lt. Governor’s office for a comment. This story is still developing, stick with us for updates. 

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