Virginia Lt. Gov. asked to step down from Sanford School of Public Policy board at Duke

RICHMOND, VA - FEBRUARY 07: Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax presides over the Senate at the Virginia State Capitol, February 7, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia state politics are in a state of upheaval, with Governor Ralph Northam and State Attorney General Mark Herring both admitting to past uses of blackface and Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax accused of sexual misconduct. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

DURHAM, N.C. – Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has been asked to step down from a board he sits on at Duke University, according to WTVD.

On Saturday, the school confirmed that Fairfax is being asked to step down from Sanford’s Board of Visitors.

Fairfax was a member of the Sanford School of Public Policy’s Board of Visitors, according to its website as of Wednesday, but is no longer listed on the site.

The Lt. governor was asked to step down after a second woman came forth and accused him of sexual assault Friday.

The woman said in a statement Friday that the attack took place when she and Fairfax were students at Duke University.

The new accusation further clouds the fate of Virginia’s government. Fairfax would take over if Gov. Ralph Northam were to resign over the racist photo that appeared on his medical school yearbook page.

Northam told his top staff Friday that he would not resign. Attorney General Mark Herring, who is second in line of succession, admitted putting on blackface in college.

Read full story: WTVD

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