Democrat Lawmakers Block Hearing for the Two Women Accusing Democrat Lt. Governor of Rape

WATCH: Proposed impeachment against Virginia Lt. Gov Fairfax stalls

Have you wondered what happened to the scandal of the Democratic politicians in Virginia?

The two women who have accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault have been trying to be heard in a public hearing which was supposed to be held to address the charges against Fairfax and decide how to approach them.

But turns out that now that the news cycle has moved on to other things, Democrats are trying to block the women from being heard.

From Washington Times:

Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox announced that Democratic lawmakers blocked proposals for a bipartisan hearing the women had demanded.

“There should be no mistake about what has happened here: the alleged victims are seeking a bipartisan hearing; Republicans are seeking a bipartisan hearing; Democrats in the House of Delegates are refusing to allow that to happen,” Mr. Cox, Colonial Heights Republican, said in a written statement.

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Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson, who accused the Democratic lieutenant governor of raping them in separate attacks more than a decade ago, increased the pressure for a public hearing this week in interviews aired on “CBS This Morning.”

“I want some action from the Virginia legislature,” Ms. Watson, a single mother from Maryland, said in a Tuesday broadcast.

Democrats have refused to participate in the hearing saying they didn’t think it was the appropriate venue to discuss the allegations. House Democratic leader Eileen Filler-Corn said, “We do not believe that the House of Delegates, or any selection of legislators, is the appropriate body to hear these serious allegations.” She failed to respond to the Washington Times when asked for a comment.

Fairfax has refused to resign, claiming that he did nothing wrong and that his actions with the women were consensual. He has called the requests for him to step down a “political lynching.” He claims he took and passed a lie detector test.

Watson said that she went to Fairfax’s room when they were in college which she had done in the past without any problem. But on this occasion he locked the door, held her down and forcibly raped her.

“If you have to hold someone down, it’s not consensual,” Ms. Watson said in the tearful interview.

She said Mr. Fairfax raped her in a premeditated attack in 2000, when they were students at Duke University.

Ms. Tyson, a political science professor at Scripps College in California, accused Mr. Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex on him when they met as campaign aides at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

“Sexual assault should never be a racial issue. It should never be a partisan issue,” Ms. Tyson said in an emotional interview aired Monday.

Watson said that both she and Tyson had been disparaged by some other black people because they dared to speak out against Fairfax, who is also black. “You are seen as betraying black men,” she said. “But there is no recognition that a black man has betrayed you.”