A former yearbook staffer at Eastern Virginia Medical School said that the blackface/KKK photo on the page of Ralph Northam, the Democratic Governor of Virginia, is almost certainly him.
“In my personal knowledge and the people I knew that were working on the staff, we went through great pains to make sure that there was not a mix-up,” William Elwood told WHSV. Elwood was a page designer for the 1984 yearbook.
Northam, after first accepting responsibility and apologizing the photos Friday night, later denied that he was in the photo at a bizarre Saturday press conference. He did voluntarily admit, though, that he had worn blackface at a Michael Jackson dance competition in San Antonio, Texas.
“Each student was allowed to submit a certain number of pictures that they wanted to appear on the page with their graduation photograph,” Elwood said. “They chose their own pictures, they were submitted in a sealed envelope with their name on them, and the only time that envelope was opened was when the layout was done on their page.”
Elwood explained that there were other blackface photos in the same yearbook, claiming that nobody “thought of that as a significant problem back then.”
Northam has refused to resign from his post while his Lieutenant Governor, Justin Fairfax, is embattled in a sexual assault scandal, a story broken by Big League Politics Sunday night.
Fairfax has denied the allegations, saying that he did have sex with his accuser Vanessa Tyson, but that it was consensual.
Tyson has reportedly hired the same law firm retained by Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during his confirmation hearings in September.
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WEAK: Bernie Sanders Allows Nevada Rally to be Overrun by Deranged Anti-Dairy Activists
And this guy wants to be President?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the presumptive front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, demonstrated his weakness in allowing his rally on Sunday in Carson City, Nevada to be overrun by deranged anti-dairy activists.
“Bernie, I’m your biggest supporter, and I am here to ask you to stop propping up the dairy industry, and stop propping up the dairy industry,” an activist said after she wrestled the mic away from the frail 78-year-old socialist with a bad ticker.
The clip can be seen here:
Bernie's biggest supporter? WTH? 😂 pic.twitter.com/bvY7FjkDOQ
— PolishPatriot™️ (@PolishPatriotTM) February 16, 2020
After the microphone was cut off and security attempted to remove the activist from stage, three other anti-dairy activists showed up topless to protest Sanders’ supposed pro-agriculture beliefs as well.
The group behind this protest calls themselves Direct Action Everywhere, and they have identified the protester who grabbed the microphone from Sanders as Priya Sawhney, who lists herself as the co-founder of the organization.
“I love Bernie, but we must hold abusive industries accountable, not shield and subsidize them. Animal farming is an industry which gives welfare payments to millionaires,” Sawhney said in a statement included in a press release from the organization. “People are fed up. Like the Sanders campaign itself, animal rights is a burgeoning mass movement.”
This is not the first time that Sanders has allowed angry, unruly activists to take over his rallies. He did so in 2015 when he allowed Black Lives Matter to rush the stage and actually handed the microphone over to those belligerent racial-grievance mongers.
The Hill reported on Sanders’ weakness during his first presidential campaign:
Protesters who claimed affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement stormed the stage during a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Seattle on Saturday, taking over the microphone and forcing Sanders to leave without ever speaking.
Moments after Sanders took the stage at Westlake Park, two women and one man climbed the stage and confronted the Democratic presidential candidate, demanding a chance to speak.
After several moments of confusion and confrontation, an event organizer took the microphone and said the protesters would be allowed to speak before Sanders. Some in the crowd booed.
One protester, who identified herself as Marissa Johnson, began by saying, “I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is — with all of its progressives — but you’ve already done that for me. Thank you.”
Johnson spoke, among other things, about police violence in Seattle, mentioning a federal investigation into the city’s law enforcement that resulted in the appointment of a monitor to make sure Seattle police were complying with the terms set forth by the Justice Department.
“Bernie says that he’s all about the people and about grassroots. The biggest grassroots movement in this country right now is Black Lives Matter,” she added.
If Sanders somehow becomes President, he will likely be kicked around by world leaders in the same manner that he is kicked around by left-wing activists.
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