RICHMOND, Va. (AP) One of busiest days on the Virginia legislatures calendar began under a cloud of suspense today as Gov. Ralph Northam weighed whether he can continue in the job amid the fallout over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
With tension running high, lawmakers began arriving for crossover day when the House and Senate must finish bills to send to the other chamber after days of turmoil set off by the picture that surfaced late last week of someone in blackface next to another person in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.
Amid a barrage of calls for his resignation from his own party, the 59-year-old Democratic governor gave no public indication of which way he was leaning. He spent Monday in conversations with top advisers about whether he can still govern.