Northam's apology; he must know he's out. (But politics is a dirty business and it's going to get a lot dirtier.)
The Latest: Northam loses all key support from Democrats
Feb 2, 2019
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook photo of a person in blackface (all times local):
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appears all but certain to resign after losing support from every Democratic state lawmaker and other close allies.
Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus, the state House Democratic Caucus and the state Senate Democratic caucus all called on Northam to resign late Friday after acknowledging he appeared in a photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook in a racist costume.
Several other influential advocacy groups with strong ties to the Democratic governor, including the League of Conservation Voters and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, also called on Northam to resign late Friday.
The governor had previously resisted calls for his resignation after the photo went public Friday afternoon.
But he now faces an almost untenable situation without the support of any Democratic lawmakers or other allies.
Planned Parenthood is calling on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign after he acknowledged appearing in a photo wearing a racist costume.
The abortion-rights group joins a growing list of Democrats and progressive advocacy groups calling for the Democratic governor to step aside.
Northam has apologized for appearing in a photo in which one person is dressed in blackface and another is wearing a full Ku Klux Klan uniform, but he is resisting calls to resign. The photo appeared in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
Pro-choice groups such as Planned Parenthood have been key supporters of Northam during his political career. Northam has recently come under fire from Republicans for supporting looser restrictions on late-term abortions.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he's "committed" to serving out the remainder of his term, indicating he does not plan to resign after an old photo of him wearing a racist outfit surfaced.
Northam issued a video statement late Friday apologizing for appearing in a photo in which one person is dressed in blackface and another is wearing a full Ku Klux Klan uniform. The photo was published in Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook and was made public Friday.
The Democratic governor says he's "ready to do the hard work of regaining" Virginians' trust. Northam's term is set to expire in 2022.
Several prominent Democrats have said Northam should resign, including two presidential hopefuls.
Members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus say they are "still processing" the news that Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appeared in a photo in which one person is dressed in blackface and another is wearing a full Ku Klux Klan uniform.
In a news release issued Friday night, the caucus said "what has been revealed is disgusting, reprehensible, and offensive."
It went on to say that while the caucus has "no permanent friends, no permanent enemies, only permanent interests," members "are still processing what we have seen about the Governor."
Northam apologized Friday night for what he called "racist and offensive" costumes that are seen in the photo on a page of his 1984 medical school yearbook.
He did not say which of the two costumes he was wearing.
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Which was worse Ralph?
Edit to add...
Va. Gov. Northam is refusing to step down, despite flood of calls for his resignation for ‘racist and offensive’ photo, party says
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/vi ... 72231f0c5a