Northam: ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam repeated in an interview Sunday that he will not resign despite revelations that he’d appeared in blackface in the past.

“Right now, Virginia needs someone that can heal,” he told CBS “This Morning” co-host Gayle King. “There’s no better person to do that than a doctor.

“I’m not going anywhere,” Northam said. Part of the interview aired on “Face the Nation” Sunday morning.

“Yes, I have thought about resigning,” Northam added later. “But I’ve also thought about what Virginia needs right now, and I really think that I’m in a position where I can take Virginia to the next level, and it will be very positive.”

At the beginning of the interview, Northam referred to 2019 as the 400th anniversary of “the first indentured servants from Africa land[ing] on our shores.”

“Also known as slavery,” King responded.

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  1. “There’s no better person to do that than a doctor."

    ( head hits desk )

  2. Okay… Northam, you just lost me. I was fighting for you here hard at the keyboard, but that… I’m sorry, that level of cluelessness…

  3. I suspect there’s going to be much, much more of this, but this right here is just unacceptable. It’s exactly the kind of thing I would expect PP or any Republican to say, to try to minimize slavery.

  4. His wearing blackface is becoming more and more understandable with each passing day.

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