Above, Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax takes a seat in the Senate chamber last Friday rather than preside at the dais when Republican state Sen. Richard H. Stuart of King George County asks that the body adjourn for the day in honor of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
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Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax, the second African-American to hold statewide office in Virginia, made a statement with a “sit-in” of sorts last Friday in the state Senate chamber, where he presides.