Ralph Northam addresses moonwalk, shoe polish questions in interview with CBS

Second woman accuses Virginia's Lt Governor of sexual assault

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam referred to slaves as indentured servants while speaking about his blackface scandal on CBS This Morning.

"When you're in a state of shock like I was, we don't always think as clearly as we should", said Northam, who worked for years as a pediatric neurologist before entering politics.

Hope said he began the process of researching how to impeach a sitting lieutenant governor over the weekend - which has never happened in Virginia - and sent a draft of the resolution to other Democrats in his caucus. "And that's why I felt so strongly about going in front of the camera on Saturday and clarifying", the governor said.

His comments come as he continues to resist calls to step down over a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page, which showed one man dressed in blackface and another man dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

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. Northam has denied his appearance in the photo.

"Well, again, we have worked very hard".

He said he would "focus on race and equity" as his "commitment to Virginia" for the next three years.

Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring are still trying to regain their political standing after awkwardly acknowledging that they each once wore blackface as young men in the 1980s.

Hunter says the group is also calling for an end to the push for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign. A housecleaning could be costly: If all three Democrats resign, Republican state House Speaker Kirk Cox would become Virginia's governor.

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The about-face comes as Fairfax remains adamant about staying in office, repeating on Saturday that he would not resign after two women came forward with accusations of sexual assault.

"Also known as slavery", CBS's Gayle King interjected.

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.

Despite the statewide chaos in Virginia, Northam is refusing to resign. Fairfax instead has called on "all appropriate and impartial investigatory authorities, including the FBI, to investigate fully and thoroughly the allegations against me". 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).

Since the two allegations against Fairfax were made, many top Democrats running for president in 2020 have called for Fairfax's resignation, including Sens.

"I didn't realize really the powerful implications of that", said Northam. She alleged that Mr Fairfax raped her in 2000 when they were both students at Duke University in North Carolina.

If Fairfax were to leave, it's unclear who could replace him as lieutenant governor.

The controversies involving Fairfax and Herring have eased some of the pressure on Northam. He's a Republican, which is giving the Democratic officerholders another reason to try to keep their positions.

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