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Virginia State Leaders Hold On Tight To Office After More Than A Week Of Turmoil


Added 02-10-19 04:06:07pm EST - “Gov. Ralph Northam says he's "not going anywhere." Attorney General Mark Herring has no plans to leave either. And while Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax may face impeachment hearings, he's pushing back too.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Virginia State Leaders Hold On Tight To Office After More Than A Week Of Turmoil”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam places hand over his heart at a funeral for a state trooper Saturday in Chilhowie, Va., during one of his first public appearances since the blackface scandal broke. Steve Helber/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam places hand over his heart at a funeral for a state trooper Saturday in Chilhowie, Va., during one of his first public appearances since the blackface scandal broke.

It may be tough to believe it's been just a week and a half since a racist photograph in a decades-old medical school yearbook knocked Virginia's leadership into disarray.

Consider: In just 10 days, Gov. Ralph Northam has admitted to being in the racist photo — then denied it, then admitted to wearing blackface on a separate occasion. Attorney General Mark Herring said he, too, had donned blackface. And two sexual assault allegations have surfaced against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

But amid all this turmoil, there is at least one thing that has not happened: Not one of the three men has bowed to public pressure and resigned.

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