Flashback: Mark Herring Called for Ralph Northam to Step Down Over Blackface Scandal
The Democratic Attorney General of Virginia, third in line to become Governor of the state, called on current Democratic Governor Ralph Northam to step down on Friday, after Big League Politics reported on Northam’s blackface/KKK photo.
“It is no longer possible for Governor Northam to lead our Commonwealth and it is time for him to step down,” he reportedly said.
Now, Herring has a blackface scandal of his own after he released a statement admitting that he dressed up as a rapper for a 1980 University of Virginia fraternity party.
Virginia Democrat attorney general Mark Herring wore blackface at age 19 at a college party, according to Herring’s own admission.
Herring, who is third in line for governor after racist Ralph Northam and accused sexual assaulter Justin Fairfax, blames the blackface on his youthful emulation of early rapper Kurtis Blow — reminiscent of Northam’s claim that he darkened his face to look like Michael Jackson.
Herring’s statement is the latest blow for Virginia Democrats, who are still trying to figure out how to get Ralph Northam out of office for his racist yearbook photo — which might not be politically possible now, considering the scandals engulfing his next two potential gubernatorial replacements.
The Lieutenant Governor of the state, Justin Fairfax, also a Democrat, is engulfed in a sexual assault scandal, also first reported by Big League Politics.
Fairfax denied the allegations publicly, saying that the pair had consensual sex. He was reportedly angered by the allegations, and reportedly said “f*ck that b*tch” in a private meeting.
None of the three have resigned from their posts.
Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates Kirk Cox, a Republican, is fourth in line to take over Governorship.
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