Both Ralph Northam and Mark Herring have admitted to wearing blackface. There is no doubt that these two took part in that racist activity. However, while the RPV remains steadfast in its call for Northam and Herring to resign, the left has seemingly given Mark Herring a hall pass.
If this were any other elected position in the Commonwealth, Virginia Democrats would be rightfully calling for a resignation. The Democrats have sacrificed their morals and values for political expediency. It is a sad commentary on the state of affairs in Virginia that the Democrats would put politics and power over principle and not justifiably call for Herring to resign.
“What is the difference between Governor Northam’s blackface and AG Herring’s,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “If there is no difference, shouldn’t Democrats call for both to resign? It is likely that at the time of Northam’s scandal, Democrats assumed that, no matter what, they would still have a Democrat governor. Now that their stranglehold on the state government is in jeopardy, they’re backing off of Herring for political reasons.”