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Kaine on Northam & Fairfax Resigning: ‘It’s Their Call to Make’

"We offered that as our belief what should happen, but it's their call to make…”

By NTK Staff | 03.07.2019 @11:24am

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said that it was up to embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D-VA) whether they should resign from office during an interview on Thursday.

Northam found himself embroiled in controversy after a photo from his medical school yearbook surfaced showing a man wearing blackface and another in a KKK costume. The images appeared on Northam’s page in the yearbook, but he claims neither person is him.

Shortly after that news broke, multiple women came forward and accused Fairfax of sexual assault, allegations he has also denied.

CNN’s John Berman asked Kaine whether he was surprised that Northam was still governor.

“The federal delegation, there’s nine of us who are Democrats, and we kind of reached a conclusion early on that both the governor and lieutenant governor had lost confidence in their abilities and should step aside. But, we knew when we reached that conclusion it was their call to make,” Kaine said. “We offered that as our belief, what should happen, but it’s their call to make.”

Berman pressed Kaine whether he still felt that way.

“I haven’t changed my opinion,” Kaine said.

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