Monday, February 4, 2019

If He Goes, So Should They

I don’t know if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will resign — the Washington Post is hinting at an unscheduled staff meeting this morning, so there’s that — and I am having trouble with him having trouble getting his story straight on the thirty-five-year-old yearbook picture.

But one thing I’m sure of is that any Republican that demands he quit should also insist on the resignation of Rep. Steve King of Iowa who displayed a Confederate flag on his desk and unapologetically defended being a white nationalist, or, for that matter, Sen. Mitch McConnell, who posed for a photo in front of a Confederate flag.  And while we’re at it, anyone in the GOP who still wonders about Barack Obama’s citizenship or blames the victims when a black man is shot by police for a busted taillight.

We’ll see what Gov. Northam will do to make amends, but he’s not alone in the room.