Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Should Resign, Moms Leader Says
“Gov. Northam’s comments today – including his admission of past ‘mistakes’ and his denial that he is portrayed in the deeply offensive, racist yearbook photo that surfaced yesterday – are contradictory and wholly inadequate. If he is not one of the people portrayed in that despicable photo, he should have said so the moment it surfaced. In addition, this still begs the question of why he allowed such an awful image to be featured on his yearbook page in the first place. It’s completely unacceptable for anyone, especially for an elected leader, to create, promote, or be associated with such racist imagery.
“Every mom knows this is not okay; and especially at this time when our country is so deeply divided and President Trump is actively reinforcing structural racism in policy, we need leaders who are better than this. Gov. Northam simply is not the right person to lead Virginia. He should resign from office now.”