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PoliticsClinton, Ocasio-Cortez join Dem chorus calling for Northam to resign

14:20  03 february  2019
14:20  03 february  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Hillary Clinton and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday night joined a host of other prominent Democrats in calling for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign amid a firestorm over a photo showing a man in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan garb in his 1984 medical school yearbook page.

Democratic presidential candidates say Northam should resign

Democratic presidential candidates say Northam should resign Most 2020 Democratic presidential candidates quickly joined the call for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign following the discovery of a racist photo in his medical school yearbook more than 30 years ago. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Northam apologized twice Friday after the photo surfaced and said Saturday he would remain in office despite widespread calls for him to step down.

Calls for Northam 's resignation have been mounting among prominent Democrats. Update 3: Northam has released an apology, reiterating his earlier apology – yet still not elaborating on whether he was the guy in blackface Ocasio - Cortez : I Acknowledge My Privilege Being Born ‘Cisgendered’.

Northam must resign and step down so the nation can "move forward" after the shocking yearbook photo. This behavior was racist and unconscionable. Governor Northam should resign . Ocasio - Cortez Is Showing She's Pretty Spooked Over Threat of Dem's Plans to Primary Her.

"This has gone on too long. There is nothing to debate. He must resign," Clinton wrote in a Twitter message.

The former Democratic presidential nominee's tweet included a retweet of a news story that said both of Virginia's U.S. senators -- including Clinton's 2016 running mate, Tim Kaine -- also had called on Northam to step down.

And it came just a short time after a post by Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman congresswoman from New York.

“Northam must resign, and those who try to help him stumble past this deserve scrutiny," she wrote. "If you can’t understand how painful + eroding this is to American society, let alone the state of Virginia, take some time to read up this weekend."

Meanwhile on Saturday, the president of the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, the school that Northam attended and that produced the yearbook, vowed to review its past yearbooks in wake of the Northam controversy.

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Northam must resign immediately. And any Dem that looks the other way on this or offers ridiculous excuses is an absolute hypocrite. Twitchy. Ocasio - Cortez Is Showing She's Pretty Spooked Over Threat of Dem's Plans to Primary Her. Redstate.

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"In concert with our Board of Visitors' leadership, I will direct that an external investigation be conducted as soon as possible to review all of our past yearbooks, determine the processes for publishing those yearbooks; discover what, if any, administrative oversight was exercised; examine our campus culture; and provide recommendations for future actions," school President Dr. Richard Homan said in a statement posted to the school’s website.

"We will move quickly to assemble an appropriate panel to conduct this investigation — a panel of advocates for diversity and inclusion representative of our greater community, including African Americans and other people of color; a diverse panel that can apply a critical eye to this issue,” he added.

Interviews conducted by the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk with EVMS alumni indicated that students around the time the Democratic governor attended the school were each given a half-page to submit their own photos.

“No one questioned me about my pictures,” Dr. Kathleen Lovie, who graduated in 1985 and practices medicine in Alabama, told the newspaper.

Maryland governor: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam should resign

Maryland governor: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam should resign Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan believes embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam should vacate the neighboring state's executive mansion. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “The governor of Virginia should resign. It's completely unacceptable,” Hogan, a Republican, told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday. “I’m sure he’s lost the confidence of the people of Virginia, and I've been very clear.

Meanwhile, calls for Northam ’s resignation have been mounting among prominent Democrats. Governor Ralph Northam must resign . Bryce Reeves said in a statement that Northam should tender his resignation if the photo is accurate. Ocasio - Cortez : I Acknowledge My Privilege Being Born ‘Cisgendered’.

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She said she remembered the yearbook being student-run.

At a Saturday news conference, Northam resisted calls to resign, saying he did not appear in the 1984 yearbook photo, contradicting his earlier remarks where he apologized for the picture.

"When I was confronted with the image, I was appalled that it appeared on my page, but I believed then and I believe now that I am not either of the people in that photograph," he said at a news conference at the governor's mansion.

Surgery Chairman Dr. L.D. Britt, who is black and was first hired at the school in 1986, said it was unfortunate that EVMS has been highlighted this way, the paper reported.

“At the end of the day, somebody should have provided some oversight for that [photo] to have not been published,” he said.

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