What is going on with the Virginia state government? The governor may or may not be pictured in a racist yearbook photo, the lieutenant governor is being accused of sexual assault, and now, the attorney general has admitted to wearing blackface.
Mark Herring said, “In 1980, when I was a 19-year-old undergraduate in college, some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kurtis Blow, and perform a song,” Herring said. “It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes – and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others – we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup.
“This was a one-time occurrence and I accept full responsibility for my conduct,” he added.
Previously, Herring had called for the governor to resign over the yearbook photo.
Please see my statement below. pic.twitter.com/FBDcgxHOq9
— Mark Herring (@MarkHerringVA) February 6, 2019