Northam: ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

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.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest News
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: