Virginia Governor Ralph Northam made the remark in a TV interview over the blackface scandal.
Talking to CBS This Morning presenter Gayle King, he additionally insisted he wasn’t going anyplace, regardless of requires him to resign.
A photograph from his college yearbook surfaced, displaying an individual carrying blackface make-up and one other in Ku Klux Klan robes.
He initially apologised for it, however then backtracked and denied he was both particular person within the picture.
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