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Dogan calls on Northam to resign after “missed opportunity”

Missouri’s only black Republican lawmaker says Virginia’s Democratic governor should resign.

Rep. Shamed Dogan (pictured) says Ralph Northam should have had a different message during two recent press conferences.

“He didn’t talk about how he had changed in the 30-plus years since then, and I just felt it was a missed opportunity for him to really talk about the legacy of racism, and to talk about his own evolution, personally,” Dogan said to Missourinet.

More from the Associated Press:

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam clung to his office Tuesday amid political fallout over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook and uncertainty about the future of the state government.

Nearly all the state’s Democratic establishment has turned against the 59-year-old Democrat after the picture surfaced late last week of someone in blackface next to another person in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.

Nationally, Democrats have denounced Northam, too, but no one from his Cabinet has resigned.

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