Virginia Governor Ralph Northam found himself at the center of the biggest scandal in American politics.
And now things are only getting worse.
When a racist photo from his past surfaced, everything changed.
Big League Politics broke the story that in Ralph Northam’s Medical School yearbook there was a photograph of Northam and another individual dressed in blackface and KKK robes.
The only question is whether Northam is the KKKlansman or the blackface.
— Larry Schweikart (@LarrySchweikart) February 1, 2019
It is not certain which one is Northam.
But the photograph is real.
Northam tried to diffuse the situation by putting out a statement apologizing and pledging to help in the healing process.
But he did not say he would resign.
That position became untenable as Virginia Democrats in the House, Senate, and Black Caucus all called on him to step down for appearing in this racist photo.
Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris also called on Northam to step down.
Northam scheduled a 9 AM press conference for Saturday morning.
At first, pundits thought Northmam would use the event to go on the offensive and make his case for why his racist photograph – which was taken when he was in his mid 20s – should not end his career.
But as the day wore on it became clear Northam could not survive.
Word then leaked out that the press conference would be where Northam resigned.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.