Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is under fire for a racist photo from his past, but he was quick to slam Republican nominee Ed Gillespie as racist in 2017.
Gillespie was running against Northam in the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election, and Northam relied on the left’s typical accusations of “racism” and “bigotry.”
The Republican candidate was strong on crime and illegal immigration, especially with regard to sanctuary cities and the barbaric MS-13 gang.
Northam — who intially apologized for being in the photo but has since backbpedaled on the admission, according to Fox News — used Gillespie’s stance on border security as an opportunity to falsely characterize him as a racist.
“VA is an inclusive and diverse community — we won’t put up with Ed Gillespie’s racist rhetoric and fearmongering,” Northam tweeted in October 2017.
VA is an inclusive and diverse community—we won’t put up with Ed Gillespie’s racist rhetoric and fearmongering. https://t.co/WjEnUPBkXS
— Ralph Northam (@RalphNortham) October 11, 2017
Also in October 2017, the Latino Victory Fund, which supported Northam, released a sickening ad that implied Gillespie wanted to hunt down immigrant children.
That didn’t age well.
On Friday, a shocking new photo surfaced from the governor’s medical school yearbook in 1984. The photo depicts a man wearing blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan outfit.
If Democrats fail to pressure Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam into resigning then this will be the face of their party forever pic.twitter.com/mwAhix5kxK
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 1, 2019
Northam apologized for the photo and acknowledged that he was one of the racist figures in the photo.
“I cannot change the decisions I made, nor can I undo the harm my behavior caused then and today, but I accept responsibility for my past actions,” the governor said in a Twitter video.
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
It’s absolutely disgusting that Northam slammed his opponent as “racist” while having his own inarguably racist past.
It’s also disgusting that Democrats are only coming out against Northam now instead of condemning him when he essentially advocated infanticide earlier this week.
Northam’s implied support for killing babies who’ve been born should garner more outrage than a decades-old photo.
The fact that the media is much more upset about a Democrat wearing something racist when he was young than they are upset about him defending and advocating infanticide, tells you everything you need to know about our politics today
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 2, 2019
Regardless, it’s good that Democrats are finally learning what kind of person Northam is.
Slimy politicians who are more than willing to throw stones from a glass mansion should know that those rocks can hurt them, too.
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