Northam, a liberal star, has now turned out to be a fraud and a phony.
"I had nothing to do with the preparation of the yearbook, nor did I buy one". "He even acted at the press conference like he was willing to moon walk until his wife stopped him, which shows that he still does not understand the seriousness of his actions".
He also said that Mr Northam's Republican opponent in the 2017 governor election, Ed Gillespie, would have won had the photo turned up during their campaign. "If they find that bad picture before the election, he wins by 20 points!" Trump had a point. Americans deserve to be respected by their leaders, and racism can not be excused in our government or anywhere else.
Northam acknowledged that his costume was "wrong" but argued that wearing a Michael Jackson costume was less offensive than posing for the blackface-and-KKK photo that appears on his yearbook page, which he denies doing. So Northam's attempt to moonwalk away from trouble may not be as effective as he hopes.
Adding to the controversy was Northam's decision to admit to other racial insensitivities as an attempt at exoneration.
"That same year I did participate in a dance contest in San Antonio in which I darkened my face as part of a Michael Jackson costume", Northam told the crowd of reporters, later joking that it is hard to get shoe polish off your face. You remember these things.
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Democrats may also be feeling increased pressure to deal with the scandal, Sabato said, as they want to prove they do not tolerate this sort of behavior, which has been compared to acts by President Trump.
The head of Mr Northam's party in the state also called on him to quit. He's a member of a predominantly black church on Virginia's Eastern Shore, where he grew up. Northam met with the group - and spoke with McCauliffe - ahead of the dual announcements.
Pirro joined President Donald Trump and a slew of other Republicans looking to capitalize on Northam's potential racism scandal. As much as I would enjoy seeing them eat one of their own, I hate to see the SJW mob win. "I agree with Pam Northam".
The reversal is a direct contradiction to what Northam said on Friday evening, when he released a statement saying that he was in the photo. It would appear Saturday was not a hit. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, as well as Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott condemned Northam following his press conference.
Among the party's most prominent Latino figures, Castro called the photo "racist and unconscionable".
"No, I don't", Northam responded. "We did what we needed to do last night and that was to reach out and apologize to those who may be hurt, but the more time I've had, I've realized I have no recollection of dressing up like that", the governor said at the press conference on Saturday.
By Saturday afternoon, however, Northam had changed his story, saying he was neither of the two individuals in the controversial image. In the case of Northam, though, there is direct evidence of his past actions. Governor Northam must end this chapter immediately, step down, and let Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax heal Virginia's wounds and move us forward. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of MA, and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York-called for Northam's resignation.