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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Former Dem Rep. Moran: Calls for Northam to Resign ‘Rush to Judgement’

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” former Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) said Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) should not resign over the controversy surrounding a medical school yearbook photo of people in blackface and a Klan robe.

Moran said, “I hate to be on the other side of virtually all of my friends on this, but I do disagree with their judgment because I think it is a rush to judgment before we know all of the facts and before we have considered all of the consequences. Facts that we do know are that Ralph has expanded Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of uninsured Virginians, a disproportionate number of whom are African-Americans. He has promoted the career of his very talented lieutenant governor in every possible way. He has invested in better preschools and public schools and minority neighborhoods. So we know what he has done as governor, but even if the worst case scenario is true, George, I think there is an issue of redemption."


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