The Virginia Governor has been embroiled in controversy since his blackface/kkk photo was found in his 80s yearbook. And there have been massive calls for him to resign his governorship over it.
So far he’s resisted and it looks like he’s gonna continue to go that route:
— ABC 13 News – WSET (@ABC13News) February 8, 2019
A senior official in Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration says the governor has told his top staff that he does not plan to resign over a racist photo despite intense pressure to step down.
The official says Northam told his Cabinet during a Friday afternoon meeting that he intends to stay.
I’ve got to hand it to him, I thought he’d be gone before last weekend was out. But apparently he’s gonna try and stick this out as long as he can because he doesn’t want to be known was a racist governor who was forced to resign.
He’ll probably be able to stick around for a while, as the media seems to have moved on for the most part and the pressure is being dialed back.
But hey, let him stay. Couldn’t be a better move for Republicans in that state.