Tuesday, 20 August, 2019

Ralph Northam Corrected By CBS Journalist After Calling Slaves ‘Indentured Servants’

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Deanna Wagner | 11 February, 2019, 15:30

Because it doesn't. To the contrary, every time Northam talks to a reporter, there's a serious risk - if not likelihood - that he'll say something false, absurd, assinine, tone-deaf, clueless and/or racially insensitive (at the minimum).

Democratic Del. Patrick Hope tweeted early Monday that he got "an enormous amount of honest and thoughtful feedback" from colleagues after circulating a draft of his impeachment bill, and that he sees that "additional conversations. need to take place before anything is filed".

"The first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe, and while ..." the governor was telling CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King before the presenter interrupted to correct the politician, clarifying that the term Northam used is much better known as "slavery".

He told King that despite the calls for him to step down, "I'm not going anywhere". Although the party has taken an nearly zero-tolerance approach to misconduct among its members in this #MeToo era, a housecleaning in Virginia could be costly: If all three Democrats resigned, Republican state House Speaker Kirk Cox would become governor.

Northam said the state "needs someone who is strong, who has empathy, who has courage and who has a moral compass". A housecleaning could be costly: If all three Democrats resign, Republican state House Speaker Kirk Cox would become Virginia's governor. Northam said in a press conference a week ago, though, that he'd once darkened his skin to take part in a Michael Jackson dance competition.

The Governor still contends that he is not in the photograph of one person in blackface and another in KKK robes but could not say how it wound up on his yearbook page, nor why he initially took responsibility for it, other than to say that he was "shocked" when he first saw it on an iPhone the afternoon of February 1.

Fairfax, who is African-American, has said that encounters with both women were consensual.

In an earlier interview with the Washington Post Mr Northam promised to set up race sensitivity training for state employees, and "take a harder line" on Confederate statues in public places in the state. "If these accusations are determined to be true, I don't think he's going to have any other option but to resign".

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Several of the state's top Democrats, including U.S. Sen.

The dean of Virginia's Democratic congressional delegation requested immediate investigations of the women's allegations against Fairfax.

Northam also made comments in regards to his apparent willingness to kill babies after birth.

"It's obvious from what happened this week that we still have a lot of work to do", he said. It will be very positive and you know we have a number of inequities in this country right now and in Virginia.

Republicans, including Trump, have predicted the scandal plaguing Virginia's top Democratic officials will give them the opportunity to make political gains in a state that's increasingly voted for Democrats in recent elections.

Fairfax has, however, dismissed the allegations by Watson, calling them "unsubstantiated" and "demonstrably false" and demanded a full investigation to "clear my good name".

A fellow Democrat, state House member Patrick Hope, has said he will introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax on Monday unless the lieutenant governor resigns.