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Old 02-03-2019, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by kunilou View Post
Here it is Sunday evening and Northam still hasn't resigned. Anyone want to predict what will break the camel's back? The other guy in the photo comes forward? Demonstrations in Richmond? A sudden revelation about campaign finance irregularities?
Northam calls Sunday night staff meeting as he considers resignation.
By Gregory S. Schneider ,
Laura Vozzella and
Jenna Portnoy
February 3 at 8:25 PM

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) called an unscheduled senior staff meeting Sunday night just before the start of the Super Bowl, as the governor considered resigning after two days of defiance amid a controversy over racist photos in his medical school yearbook.

People familiar with the meeting said the governor had not reached a final decision about his fate. It was unclear who was there, besides that it involved senior staffers of color. But Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who would become governor if Northam resigned, was not there, the people said.

Calling the Sunday night meeting was a clear signal of Northamís effort to weigh support within the administration as he evaluates his options. Though he pledged on Saturday to stand his ground, he also said he would reconsider if he felt he could no longer be effective. Just a day later, resignation is an active consideration, the people said.

The meeting was emotional, according to a Democratic official. Northam scheduled a larger meeting for Monday morning for administration staff, the official said.
Salvator apiae.