Washington (CNN)Embattled Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Saturday he feels he should remain in office to help his state heal and use the rest of his term to pursue racial “equity” — hoping to move on from a racist photograph scandal and admission of donning blackface in the past.
“It’s been a horrific week for Virginia. A lot of individuals across Virginia have been hurt,” Northam told The Washington Post Saturday in his first interview since the racist photograph surfaced February 1.
He acknowledged that he has “a lot more to learn,” the Post reported.