What a hot mess. At a press conference today Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam walks-back yesterday’s apology and today claims the 1984 pictures in his medical school yearbook (blackface and/or KKK outfit) are not him.
However, Northam bases his belief he was not in the yearbook photo on his recollection that he had separately darkened his face to resemble Michael Jackson in 1984 during a dance contest in San Antonio.
…”I believe now and then that I am not either of the people in this photo.” “This was not me in that picture. That was not Ralph Northam.”
Despite numerous calls for him to resign, Northam said he would not do so. “I intend to continue doing the business of Virginia,” he said, adding that resigning would be the easier way out.