Virginia governor hunkers down as Democrats urge him to resign

Posted at 6:18 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 20:21:03-05

VIRGINIA – Despite growing calls for his resignation following controversy over racist yearbook photos, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is hunkering down.

Northam is now denying he is pictured in a 1984 medical school yearbook photo showing two men, one in blackface and the other in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.

Virginia Gov yearbook photo
1984 yearbook photo

Just last week Northam apologized for appearing in the photo and admitted he once darkened his skin as part of a Michael Jackson costume at another event he claimed was a dance contest.

The governer’s sudden change in his story sparked a firestorm of condemnation.

“It’s just a nightmare, a nightmare in Virginia right now, and we need it to end,” Congressman Donald McEachin said.

Every Democrat running in the 2020 presidential election is urging Northam to resign.

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