The Jay Doherty Podcast
Friday, February 1, 2019
This story has been updated. Check TJDP 69 for the full story.
Disgraceful, racist, and wrong
These are just some of the words coming from the general republic after a photo surfaced of Virginia Governor wearing a KKK Robe standing next to a man in blackface.
This story broke from WTKR and was reported originally on conservative news site Big League Politics.
After hours of the story being out in the public, VA governor Ralph Northam finally apologized issuing a statement originally. Then, he later followed up with this video on his Twitter profile.
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
In the video, Mr. Northam does not discuss the possibility of resigning (he even mentioned the rest of his term). Although, the resignation was heavily mentioned by many prominent public figures including Kamala Harris, and others as discussed on TJDP.
In fact, up until the point this video was released, it was unconfirmed whether or not the figures even consisted of Ralph Northam. He confirms it is indeed him, in the video above.
What others are saying:
Sen. Kamala Harris (Pres. Candidate 2020) responded to the photo saying:
Leaders are called to a higher standard, and the stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government. The Governor of Virginia should step aside so the public can heal and move forward together.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 2, 2019
Currently, the other figure in the photo has not been. Updates to come in the future.
Chris Christie confirmed Trump did apologize to him re: false statements
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says that Trump did indeed apologize to Trump in an interview on The Lead with Jake Tapper. Contrary to Trump’s overarching philosophy of never apologizing to anyone, he did, in fact apologize to former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for false statements he had made about him. Listen to learn more.
For context, here’s Stephen Colbert’s Interview with Trump:
Cory Booker’s 2020 Presidential Bid
Cory Booker was also a notable mention on today’s episode. As I wrote about in The Doherty Files this morning, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker said that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president. This comes after a growing list of democrats are quickly growing in the attempt to face off with President Donald Trump.
Booker sent an email blast to media outlets, had interviews scheduled throughout the day, and made a formal video officially making the announcement.
Booker says “The history of our nation is defined by collective action; by interwoven destinies of slaves and abolitionists; of those born here and those who chose America as home; of those who took up arms to defend our country, and those who linked arms to challenge and change it,”. He also references the actions President Donald Trump has taken, and what action he plans to take in the attempt to undo them.
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