Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has been swamped in controversy ever since a yearbook photo of him wearing either blackface or a KKK outfit surfaced earlier in the week. As a result, the governor announced that he would hold a press conference on Saturday to address the photo.
Even before the photo emerged, Northam seemingly justified post-birth abortion, what is commonly understood to be infanticide or plain murder. The Democrat was sure to address that controversial statement as well.
So, Northam took to the podium and delivered what BizPac Review called a “bizarre presser.”
From BizPac Review:
If you didn’t already believe there was cause to question the judgement of Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, Saturday’s press conference is sure to seal the deal.
At the same time, too bad his wife wasn’t around 35 years ago.
Not only did Northam think it was good strategy to claim it wasn’t him in the racist photo of a man in blackface standing next to a man wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit, the same photo he apologized for appearing in on Friday, the governor pointed to another incident where he dressed up in blackface to support that claim.
The second incident, as Northam explained, involved darkening his face to mimic pop artist Michael Jackson in a dance contest.
“My belief that I did not wear that costume or attend that party stems, in part, by my clear memory of other mistakes I made in the same period of my life,” Northam said to a group of reporters. “That same year, I did participate in a dance contest in San Antonio in which I darkened my face as part of a Michael Jackson costume.”
“I look back now and regret that I did not understand the harmful legacy of an action like that. It is because my memory of that episode is so vivid that I truly do not believe I am in the picture in my yearbook.”
Then the interview took a weird turn when a reporter asked Northam if he could still do Michael Jackson’s signature moonwalk.
And Northam was this close to actually attempting the dance move before his wife, Pam stopped him.
“For a split second, Northam looked to the open space beside the lectern as if he was considering whether to bust a move to prove he’s still got it,” BizPac Review reports.
The governor’s wife reportedly whispered something to Northam, who then turned to the mic and said: “My wife says inappropriate circumstances.”
Inappropriate, indeed people online immediately said:
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