Eastern Virginia Medical School to investigate all past yearbooks after Northam controversy

HORRIFIC racist photo found in Democrat Governor Ralph Northam’s yearbook sparks apology

He told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that the explanation Northam offered in a news conference Saturday doesn't make a difference "at this juncture". The image has led to a torrent of calls for his resignation.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, accompanied by his wife, Pam, speaks during a news conference on Saturday.

Roy Cooper joined a growing number of public officials calling for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign after a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook album was made public.

"The press conference was cringe-worthy to the extreme", she said, noting a point at which a reporter asked Northam if he could still moonwalk. "I have high regard for Lieutenant Governor Fairfax, and he will serve Virginia well". And at that time he was apologetic for having been in the photograph and that sort of thing.

"So I was really surprised when the next day he comes out and says it's not him", McEachin, a Democrat, also said on "Meet the Press".

"I believe now and then that I am not either of the people in this photo", Northam said.

DGA Chair Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Vice Chair New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, urged Northam to resign, calling the yearbook photo "racist and inexcusable".

Bass continued, "The way he has characterized 1984". Jesse Jackson was running for president. There was heightened racial consciousness, and for him to dare say, that during that year, during those times, blackface was common is just an outright lie.

Northam, standing by his wife Pam, said he believed it was possible some photographs in the yearbook had been switched.

Bass' sentiment was echoed by Donald McEachin, a black House member from Virginia, who said he had spoken to Northam on Friday and that the governor was apologetic. Walter Broadnax, a retired neurologist who is African-American, graduated with Northam in 1984. This was not me in that picture.

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"It was a tolerant, diverse campus", he recalls.

The Democratic Party of Virginia also called for Northam's resignation in a statement.

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus wrote in a statement that they were amplifying their call for the governor to resign. "We absolutely love the man".

"And if Ralph is watching this today, I know how much he loves this Commonwealth of Virginia".

"I intend to continue doing the business of Virginia", he said, adding that resigning would be the easier way out. If Northam does resign, Fairfax would become the second African-American governor in the state's history.

Northam's press conference "missed the mark", Bagby said. In his press conference, Northam dismissed the calls, saying resigning would be taking the "easy" way out, and hoping this incident would spark a conversation.

Party leaders wanted to give Northam "space to resign on his own terms", according to a senior congressional staffer for a Virginia Democrat who spoke with NPR.

Governor Northam must end this chapter immediately, step down, and let Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax heal Virginia's wounds and move us forward. But on Saturday he said he looked at the photo more carefully and is sure it was not him. "He should step down and allow the Commonwealth to begin healing".

Democratic party strategists worry that the controversy could hurt the party's chances in the 2020 presidential election. Holder went onto write that he "regretfully" concludes Northam "does not now have the ability to effectively govern and effectively stand for the issues - moral and political - that Virginia and the nation must confront".

Other prominent Democrats - including 2020 presidential candidates Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Julian Castro, a former top USA housing official - have been calling on Northam to resign since Friday. There is nothing to debate.

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