Virginia Governor faces pressure to resign

Democratic lawmakers have pulled support for Gov. Ralph Northam after he changed his story about being in a racist photograph in his medical school's yearbook. ABC News' Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
2:24 | 02/04/19

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Virginia Governor faces pressure to resign
Virginia governor Ralph Nortel met with members of his staff last night as he faces growing pressure to resign over racist photo in his medical school yearbook. Well Democrats in Virginia in Washington swiftly abandon north them. After he changed his story about being in the photo then admitted to performing in black face in the past ABC's monikers are Od. Good morning today over the course of 48 hours. North and apologize for appearing and that races photo then denied he was and it. However despite changing his story one after another Norton's colleagues in key supporters. Called for his resignation. Resign today. This was the scene outside of the Virginia governor's mansion as protestors urge for Ralph north on to resign. Probably wipe the premise that the big Ed bit and got them back. Thought governor. Virginia's two senators the N double ACP and more than a dozen key Democrats echoing the same message after this photo surfaced Friday. The picture featured on governor north and Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook paid shows two men. One in black face the other in a kkk robe. That photo. And the racist and offensive attitude to represent. Does not reflect that person I am today. North of initially apologize for appearing in the photo. Then changed course over the weekend denying he's either person in the 1984 picture. I believe then and now that I am not either of the people. In that photo. But any chance of redemption quickly dwindled for north dumped. When he admitted to a time that same year. Where he did appear in black face during a Michael Jackson performance Aggies just a little bit a shoe polish to put undermined our all my chief. And the reason I use a very little bit is because I know nothing about ever tried that but you cannot get shoe polish off. His notion that you can't get pulse off your face easily just to me that was not the first time. That he did I admit I try to black face. Now is north of resigns lieutenant governor just in Fairfax is next in line. Fairfax was elected in 2017. And became the first African American person in nearly thirty years to when a statewide office of Jeannette the story is. Far from over absolutely moto will be watching those development think you.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"2:24","description":"Democratic lawmakers have pulled support for Gov. Ralph Northam after he changed his story about being in a racist photograph in his medical school's yearbook. ABC News' Mona Kosar Abdi reports.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/WNN","id":"60826199","title":"Virginia Governor faces pressure to resign","url":"/WNN/video/virginia-governor-faces-pressure-resign-60826199"}