Virginia’s Democrat governor Ralph Northam is facing calls to resign after an old photo resurfaced. The picture is from his medical school yearbook and shows two men, one in black face and another in a KKK hood. Northam is believed to be one of them.
FOX News reports:
Ralph Northam apologizes for medical school yearbook photo with blackface, KKK robe
Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam apologized Friday for appearing in a “racist and offensive” photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page that showed one man dressed in blackface and another in a KKK robe, while giving no indication he plans to resign.
Northam – who has been under fire this week for comments made about a third-trimester abortion bill in his state – admitted to being one of the people in the photo, though it’s not clear which costume he is wearing.
“Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive,” Northam said in a statement.
He added, “I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now.”
Here’s the photo:
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) February 1, 2019
Here’s Northam’s apology:
Is he going to resign?
Have now heard from three sources that Governor Northam will be resigning tomorrow. None have heard that from directly from the Governor but all three told me different sources close to Gov.
— Ben Tribbett (@notlarrysabato) February 2, 2019