Virginia Democratic governor under fire for yearbook photo

It’s not been a good week for Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of Virginia.

On Wednesday, Northam openly endorsed an abortion bill introduced in the Virginia house that would’ve legalized abortions right up until the moment of birth. But Northam took it a step further when he essentially championed infanticide.

In the video below, Northam says that even after the child is born, a “discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Then on Thursday, not only did Northam double down on his words, he actually attempted to portray himself as the victim in the ordeal. He called things that were said about him horrible and disgusting, not what he actually endorsed.

Now, a photo from the governor’s college yearbook is coming back to haunt him. On Northam’s page in the 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook, there is a photo of a person in blackface and in a KKK robe with his alma mater, college and a quote from the future governor.

The photo was first uncovered by website Big League Politics and then the Federalist actually independently confirmed the authenticity of the photo.

At this time, it’s unknown who the people in the photo is but the governor’s didn’t respond when reached for comment Friday.

I understand that it’s from a yearbook back in the 80s but if yearbooks from decades ago were relevant for Brett Kavanuagh, shouldn’t they be just as relevant in Ralph Northam’s case?

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