The Washington Post’s editorial board has joined top Democratic leaders in calling for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s resignation: “He must go,” the editorial board wrote in a Thursday column.
“It’s reasonable to guess that other revelations elsewhere, about other public figures with their own histories or photos of offensive, insensitive or racist conduct, may surface in coming days,” they wrote. “Each should be judged on its own set of circumstances. In the case of Mr. Northam, the circumstances are decisive; what’s done cannot be undone. He must go.”
The newspaper called Northam’s handling of the controversy “artless” and “tone-deaf,” and said he has a “manifest inability at this point to be an effective governor.”
Read the editorial here.