President Joe Biden made his way to Northern Virginia on Friday and met with Democrat Governor Ralph Northam to celebrate the state's success in fighting Wuhan coronavirus. Biden is also presumably there to campaign on behalf of Democrats for the upcoming gubernatorial race.
Tune in as I deliver remarks with Governor Northam on Virginia’s progress in the fight against COVID-19. https://t.co/4E9HseCWPr— President Biden (@POTUS) May 28, 2021
But it wasn't that long ago when it was revealed Governor Northam dressed up in KKK garb or blackface during a party in medical school. The photos were printed in Northam's yearbook. After the photos surfaced in 2019, Northam admitted to being the man in the photo wearing blackface. He then backtracked and said he wasn't in the photo, despite it appearing on his personal year book page.
A reminder that Ralph Northam apologized for being in this photo— then backtracked & said ackshually it wasn’t him, but that he’d been in blackface a different time. And the investigation into the blackface & KKK yearbook photo ended with no real answers.https://t.co/Nn1tXGpWfF https://t.co/bjLztyIDwe pic.twitter.com/9BNBPG454t— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) June 18, 2020
At the time, Biden called for Northam to resign. Now, things have clearly changed and because Northam is a Democrat, his racism gets a pass.
There is no place for racism in America. Governor Northam has lost all moral authority and should resign immediately, Justin Fairfax is the leader Virginia needs now.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 2, 2019
As a reminder, Biden spoke at the funeral for former Democrat Senator Robert Byrd in 2010, who was a member of the KKK in West Virginia.