These Are the Democrats Calling on Northam to Resign, & Two Who Aren’t – NTK Network These Are the Democrats Calling on Northam to Resign, & Two Who Aren’t

These Are the Democrats Calling on Northam to Resign, & Two Who Aren’t

The governor of Virginia is refusing to resign after it was discovered a photo appears on his medical school yearbook of a man in blackface and another in a KKK costume.

By NTK Staff | 02.02.2019 @3:45pm
These Are the Democrats Calling on Northam to Resign, & Two Who Aren’t

Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) is in hot water after his 1980s medical school yearbook was unearthed that contained a photo on his personal page that showed one man in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan costume.

Northam held a press conference on Saturday, vigorously defending himself and disputing that he is either of the individuals in the controversial photo. Hours earlier in a statement, however, Northam admitted it was him in the photo.

On Saturday, Northam admitted to using blackface for a dance competition when he dressed up as Michael Jackson. He said that instance of blackface occurred around the same time as the photo in the yearbook.

Northam also admitted that people called him “coonman,” another racial slur. That nickname was discovered in his Virginia Military Institute yearbook.

Numerous Democrats have demanded Northam resign, including several Democrats seeking the party’s presidential nomination in 2020, and the Virginia Democratic Party.

But at least two notable Democrats have not: Virginia’s two Democratic senators, Mark Warner and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate, Tim Kaine. Those two men issued statements calling the photo “shocking” and “horrible,” but neither worked up the courage to call on Northam to step down:

Notably, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) has condemned the photo but stopped short of calling on Northam to resign. He is the only Democrat in Virginia’s House delegation who has thus far not called on Northam to resign.

Here are just a few of the other Democrats who are calling on Northam to resign:

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