Donald Trump weighs in on U.S. governor Ralph Northam racism controversy

Best of Ralph Northam's victory speech

When questioned about those comments, Northam said that third-trimester abortions are performed with "the consent of obviously the mother, with consent of the physician, multiple physicians by the way, and it's done in cases where there may be severe deformities or there may be a fetus that's not viable". "It is hard for anyone who watched the press conference today to conclude that he has any other choice. but to resign", he wrote. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, as well as Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott condemned Northam following his press conference.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam now denies he is the man in blackface in a photo in his yearbook.

"I have spent the previous year as your governor fighting for a Virginia that works better for all people. He should step down and allow the Commonwealth to begin healing".

Furthering his criticism, Trump added that Northam's 2017 Republican gubernatorial challenger, Ed Gillespie, had lost out on his chance to use the photo against his opponent in the race.

"We stand with Democrats across Virginia and the country calling him to immediately resign". The Virginian-Pilot later obtained a copy from Eastern Virginia Medical School, which Northam attended.

A statement issued with the United States representative Bobby Scott said: "After we watched his press conference today, we called Governor Northam to tell him that we no longer believe he can effectively serve as Governor of Virginia and that he must resign". His departure would mean current Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat who is only the second African American to win statewide office in Virginia, would be the next governor.

"It doesn't matter if he is a Republican or a Democrat". Among the party's most prominent Latino figures, Castro called the photo "racist and unconscionable".

He added that he did not however know why it was included on his page.

"Ralph Northam should resign", said presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg in a statement to CNN. Elizabeth Warren and New York Sen.

"There aren't two sets of rules for our friends and our foes: Right is right and wrong is wrong". I am not and will not excuse the content of the photo.

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"I am deeply sorry".

The Ku Klux Klan is one of the oldest and most infamous hate groups in the U.S., and has targeted African Americans, Jews, Catholics and immigrants, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups.

Eric Swalwell, a California congressman who is considering a run, joined with those calling for Northam's ouster.

Sanders, who represents a state that is nearly 95 percent white and less than 2 percent African-American, has tried to expand his relationships in the black community after his gaps proved a major liability in his 2016 presidential nominating fight against Hillary Clinton. "But we are merciful people".

Northam took question after question at the lengthy press conference, appearing unflustered as reporters asked how he could continue to without the support of his own party.

"Just a quick note, that everyone who works in news - including people who write the Chyrons - we're all human".

The embattled governor is refusing to resign, despite intense bipartisan pressure for him to do so.

Every group allied with the governor, from Planned Parenthood to the state Democratic party and Democratic leadership in the General Assembly urged Northam to leave office.

"He is no longer the best person to lead our state", the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus said in a statement. "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". There is nothing to debate.

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