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.