RICHMOND – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said he is not in an offensive 1984 yearbook image and will not resign in the face of many in his own Democratic Party and across the United States calling on him to do so, a state senator told Fox News on Saturday.
Northam reached out to Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas’ office to say that he is not in the photo — which features two men dressed in “blackface” and a Klu Klux Klan outfit” — despite admitting a day earlier he was in the image and sending out an apology statement.
It comes ahead of a press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET outside the governor’s mansion where he is expected to address the controversy that many believe will result in Northam stepping down from the governor’s post.
The Virginian-Pilot initially published the photo and an accompanying story on Friday — though the same image had appeared earlier in far-right media sources. The Virginian-Pilot and The Washington Post obtained the yearbook page photo from Eastern Virginia Medical School.
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