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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tells Cabinet he has no plans to resign, source says

Posted February 8, 2019 7:49 p.m. EST

— Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam told his Cabinet on Friday that he has no plans to resign in the wake of a blackface scandal that has tossed his state's government into chaos, a source with direct knowledge of the meeting told CNN.

Northam has been under fire for a week after the public reveal of a photo on his medical school yearbook page featuring two individuals in racist costumes -- one in blackface and the other in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Northam initially apologized and said he was one of the people in the photo, but later recanted, saying he was not in the picture.

However, Northam did admit to wearing blackface at a party in the 1980s in a separate incident.

The Associated Press first reported Northam's comments at the Cabinet meeting.

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