RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus has joined the growing chorus of elected officials and others calling for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign over sexual assault allegations.
The group of lawmakers said Friday that "we can't see it in the best interest" of Virginia for Fairfax to stay.
Fairfax, a Democrat, is only the second African-American to ever win statewide office. The caucus' call for his resignation leaves him with virtually no base of political support.
Two women have leveled assault allegations against Fairfax.
The allegations come as Virginia's Democratic governor and attorney general are embroiled in scandals involving the past use of blackface.