The ring is tightening around Northam:
Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., met with key staff members for an unscheduled staff meeting on Sunday before the Super Bowl and is apparently considering his next move after a photo emerged showing a man in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan garb in his 1984 medical school yearbook page, a report said.
Northam resisted calls to resign a day earlier– insisting that he did not appear in the yearbook photo, which contradicted his earlier remarks when he apologized for the picture. The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, reported that resignation is an active consideration, and called the meeting emotional. The paper reported that there is another meeting set for Monday.
Northam reportedly spent much of the day inside his home meeting with close advisers who—to at least some degree—have differing opinions on how to proceed. Some want the governor to fight through and work to rebuild his image. Pam Northam, the state’s first lady, wants her husband to continue to fight, the paper reported, citing two sources.
Go here to read the rest. I suspect he would have been out the door already but for his wife. He got into politics at age 48, and I wonder if it was his idea or hers. His two passions as a State Senator seemed to be being pro-abortion and banning smoking in restaurants. His wife is a former teacher and self-described environmental activist. While her husband was Lieutenant Governor, she became good friends with the wife of Governor Terry McAuliffe, bag man for the Clinton. Mrs. Notham, and her hubby, are now learning an old truism: there are no friends in politics.
Update I: Virginia is for Crazies:
The Lieutenant Governor of Virginia is now denying a sex assault allegation from 2004 at the Democrat Covention:
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Update II: Oof!
The niece of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., told Fox News on Friday that instead of resigning over a racist 1984 yearbook photo, Gov. Ralph Northam should “rescind all of the legislation that he has approved that supports the crime against humanity which is abortion.”
The commentary from Alveda King, who serves as a Fox News contributor, comes as Democratic party leaders have called on Northam to resign, a prospect he has rejected despite overwhelming pressure to do so.
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