Republican Congressman Steve King is STILL around?
What Northam did was stupidly WRONG….
But Democrats seem to go out of their way to eat their own?
Steve King is STILL in Congress?
And his comments where recent not 20 years ago????
Fast moving story stay tuned…
Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, facing pressure from his own party to resign, said Saturday he would not quit and denied that he appeared as a member of the Ku Klux Klan or in blackface in images from his medical school yearbook that have upended his governorship.
“I am not either of the people in that photo,” Mr. Northam, a Democrat, told reporters at a news conference in the governor’s mansion, adding: “I cannot in good conscience choose the path that would be easier for me to duck the responsibility to reconcile.”
The governor called the images, which first surfaced Friday afternoon, “offensive, racist and despicable.”
But he may have made his effort to remain in office more difficult by revealing that he had darkened his face with shoe polish in the 1980s at a dance party in Texas when he was a young Army officer.
He asked Virginians for forgiveness and said he understood not all of the state’s citizens would believe him.
The governor’s refusal to resign plunged Virginia into political turmoil and created a crisis for national Democrats, who have assailed President Trump for his demagogy on racial issues and will not abide a prominent party member who is associated with emblems of bigotry.
Democrats in the Trump era have adopted a sort of zero-tolerance approach in their own ranks toward misconduct involving race and gender. With Republicans eager to level accusations of hypocrisy, Democratic leaders in Washington have sought to aggressively police the sort of misdeeds they have linked to Mr. Trump. They have pushed out lawmakers such as former Minnesota Senator Al Franken and former Representative Ruben Kihuen of Nevada, both of whom were accused of sexual harassment….