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every black that was good for you we trusted you protesters are gathered and the pressure is piling up Saturday for Virginia's democratic governor Ralph Northam to step down from office after this picture from his nineteen eighty four medical school yearbook went public in it one person is in black face standing next to someone in a cool Klux Klan costume at a party north among the knowledge don't Friday that he is in the photo I but did not disclose which person is him that photo and the racist and offensive attitudes that represents does not reflect that person I am today or the way that I have conducted myself as a soldier a doctor and a public servant , I am deeply sorry north of who was elected as governor in two thousand seventeen issued an apology but said he will serve out his term I cannot change the decisions I made , nor can I undo the harm my behavior calls and then and today , but I accept responsibility for my past actions and I'm ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust among those calling for him to immediately resigned were several Democrats running or exploring the idea of running for president including senators Elizabeth Warren Kamilla Harris Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand the N. double ACP is added to the chorus of local and national leaders calling for his resignation but even more telling north from former boss when he was lieutenant governor of Virginia former governor Terry McAuliffe urged North them to step down if North them is forced out his lieutenant governor thirty nine year old Justin Fairfax only the second African American ever elected to statewide office in Virginia will serve out the rest of North them term