"The Lieutenant Governor of Virginia presides over the Virginia Senate and must be prepared to fill the role of Governor", they said.
What does she say and he say?
"You don't want to be unfair to Fairfax in the way that we haven't wanted to be unfair, at least on the Republican side, to Kavanaugh", Williams said.
Next in line for the governorship is Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who is now facing two sexual assault allegations dating back to 2004. In a statement to the Washington Post, he said, "I deny this latest unsubstantiated allegation". He called the allegation "demonstrably false". "I have never forced myself on anyone ever", Fairfax said.
He demanded a full investigation to "clear my good name".
Fairfax vowed to clear his "good name" and noted he has passed Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks and run for office "with nothing like this being raised before".
"It is obvious that a vicious and coordinated smear campaign is being orchestrated against me", he stated. Mark Warner did not call for Fairfax's resignation immediately. Virginia's Democratic lawmakers have all called for Northam to resign since he admitted to dressing up in blackface at a press conference last weekend.
As Fox News' Dana Perino noted on air that former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was calling for Fairfax's "immediate resignation", co-host Juan Williams asked, "How do you navigate these very tricky waters?" The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and multiple Democratic presidential candidates have called on him to resign.
Is anyone corroborating these allegations?
Watson's first statement outlined her accusation, saying that the details were similar to Tyson's and that she was friends with Fairfax as an undergraduate.
"She said she couldn't speak, but she was trying to get up and he kept pushing her down", said Ms Adams.
"We believe that allegations of sexual assault must be taken with the utmost seriousness", Swecker said.
The Virginia GOP didn't hesitate to point out that the mild reaction amounted to what the party described as a "hall pass".
Duke campus police have no criminal reports naming Fairfax, university spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said.
At the time, Tyson was working as a student adviser at Harvard University and was a frequent speaker to Boston-area support groups for rape survivors.
Earlier this week, Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of political science at Scripps College in Claremont, California, alleged Fairfax sexually assaulted her at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.
What about the racism scandal?
Northam, a Democrat, maintains he is not in the photo, which shows a person in blackface standing next to someone in KKK robes.
Fairfax, a 39-year-old Democrat, won election in November alongside Northam, who has been fighting for his political survival since a 1984 yearbook surfaced that features a racist photo on a page dedicated to him.
Expanding Medicaid past year was a good start, he said, but state government needs to be aggressive about enrolling residents. It has been an especially devastating time for the great Commonwealth of Virginia.