UPDATED 9:56 AM PT – Sun. February 3, 2019
Former Democrat Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe predicts Ralph Northam will step down from office.
During an interview Sunday, McAuliffe stated as soon as the blackface and Klansman photo came out, it left no room for Northam to continue serving as governor of Virginia.
The former governor added, “Well, first he said it was Friday night. And if it wasn’t him in the photo, he should have said that on Friday. I have no idea what was going on in the governor’s office on Friday. I just — if you aren’t instinctively, you know if you put black paint on your face. You know if you put a hood on. And so if it isn’t you, you come out with it immediately and say this is not me. So I can’t understand what’s going on.”
McAuliffe also said at this point, it doesn’t matter if “Northam” is in fact – the one in the picture or not, and added this chapter needs to be closed in order for the state to move forward.
Additionally, McAuliffe said the State’s Lieutenant Governor, Justin Fairfax, will do a great job of bringing the people of Virginia back together.