Pity Poor Ralph Shearer Northam, Virginia’s Democrat governor. Back in his medical school days, he appeared either in blackface or dressed as a Klansman (it’s not clear which) in a photo he selected for his yearbook page. And now that the photo has gone public, even Democrats are calling for him to resign.
Governor Northam — the same man who tarred his opponent in the general election as a racist — initially apologized.
My fellow Virginians, earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in my past that falls far short of the standard you set for me when you elected me to be your governor. I believe you deserve to hear directly from me. pic.twitter.com/1rSw1oxfrX
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) February 2, 2019
And he said just hours ago that he has no plans to resign. However, increasing calls from all quarters, both left and right, are demanding he step down. Like yesterday. Especially since he has now changed his story about who posed in blackface and Klansman’s robes.
If (when) he calls it quits, it will bring a decisive end to his near-crazed obsession with imposing strict gun control laws upon the Old Dominion’s residents. In fact, he called gun control his “top priority” even before his swearing-in last year.
Just weeks ago, he unveiled his plans for still more gun control measures. Dan covered it here at TTAG:
What exactly is Northam proposing? Hold onto your hat.
– The “Extreme Risk Protective Order,” sponsored by Del. Rip Sullivan and Sen. George Barker, which would allow a court to temporarily prohibit someone from access to their firearms if the person has been found to pose a danger to themselves or others. In response to concerns raised by Republicans last year that such power could be misused, the proposal specifies that any removal order would have to be brought by law enforcement and approved by a judge or magistrate.
– A bill requiring background checks on all gun sales, including private sales at gun shows or online. The measure is sponsored by Del. Ken Plum and Sen. Louise Lucas.
– A revival of Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month law, which had been in effect for nearly 20 years when it was repealed in 2012. Sponsored by Del. Jeion Ward and Sen. Mamie Locke, the measure would “prevent people from stockpiling firearms and transporting them for sale in other states,” Northam’s office said.
Yes, “Coonman” Northam made some poor choices in his younger days in medical school. And now even the left wants his scalp.
If Northam does throw in the towel, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, also a Democrat, would assume the top job. And as our friends at Ammoland pointed out, he’s no more restrained when it comes to restricting Second Amendment rights than
Grand Wizard Governor Northam.
Still, Northam has proven himself an enemy to the right to keep and bear arms, and his departure can’t come soon enough.