The mainstream media is now asking for answers from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam after racist photos from his past surfaced.
Even the Democrat-friendly Washington Post reported on the story describing a yearbook of Northam’s that showed two men dressed in racist costumes.
The page with Northam’s name on it shows one person in blackface and another in a KKK costume.
But when reached for comment the governor has had no response, The Post reported.
A photograph on Gov. Ralph Northam (D)’s medical school yearbook page shows a man wearing blackface next to another person in Ku Klux Klan robe.
The image is in a 1984 yearbook from Eastern Virginia Medical School on a page with other photos of Northam and personal information about the future governor.
Northam, a pediatric neurologist, graduated from the Norfolk medical school in 1984 after earlier graduating from Virginia Military Institute.
The page is labeled Ralph Shearer Northam, along with pictures of him in a jacket and tie, casual clothes and alongside his restored Corvette.
It shows two people, one in plaid pants, bow tie and black faced, and the other in full Klan robes. Both men appear to be holding beer cans.
The person in black face is smiling. Beneath the photo is a writeup about Northam listing his alma mater, noting that his interest is pediatrics and giving a quote: “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.”
A spokeswoman for the governor did not have an immediate response.
The Washington Post independently confirmed the authenticity of the yearbook; it is available in the public library maintained by the medical school in Norfolk.
The revelation comes amid a wild week in which Northam was accused of advocating infanticide after he made comments defending a bill that would have lifted restrictions on late-term abortions.
A Northam ally, Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax) defended the governor.
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— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 1, 2019
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Yearbook Page Had Blackface and Student Dressed as the KKK – https://t.co/hhQQhtefQ9
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 1, 2019