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For governor Ralph northbound's resignation after race photo surfaced on his medical school yearbook. Page Virginia Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax who would become governor. If north steps down said north MS taking his time to make a final decision on. If he will leave office got believe the governor has to make a decision that's in the best interest of the Commonwealth of Virginia. ABC's? Andy Field joins us on the KOMO Newsline mounting pressure on the governor today and DNA BC reporting. There was an urgent meeting called for top level staff. Do we know what happened in that meeting? Well, some of that league debts was basically the governor was asking for more time to make this decision. He wants to clear his name. The message he delivered was he doesn't want to leave office known as a racist for life. He says that this is not him. This is in the picture. That's what he said. Miss Mba's news coverage despite saying literally twenty four hours beforehand, it wasn't. He would have beat apologized. He'd also mentioned that he he did a similar black face incident is a Michael Jackson look-alike contest back in the eighties. But the bottom line here is that there were other issues besides this picture here. There's another yearbook with a racial slur of a nickname under his picture that yearbook when he was in high school, he has to explain that those protests heard I was actually out there when that was happening today, and they were protesting about something a little bit different. It wasn't so much the pictures, but they were saying his policies are racist against African Americans because particular pipeline he's trying to build through their neighborhood. Saying he's being insensitive to them. So there are quite a few issues that that are surrounding the governor right now, it's not particularly good week for him. It's not known how he's going to survive. This word, national, Democrats and local Democrats and Republicans calling for his resignation candy has former President Obama chimed in yet. By the time. I arrived in work. Oh, you're today at that point. Anyway, nothing from him. Is that still the case? And if not does anybody know why, you know, I don't know. I I haven't seen anything from him. I've been in Richmond all day covering this. So I have not seen that I do know that there was a ever gonna American pasture who was saying that he's known governor for quite some time. He's never known him to be a racist. In fact, he is not to be someone who supports racial equality that that he should be forgiven here give it a chance to to show that he indeed lives the ideals of he claims. To have. But I'm not quite sure listen firemen today, especially with solely Democrats running for president who have denounced him as as well as other national figures, whether he will have the political capital to continue governing here in in Virginia. ABC's Andy Field joining us. Thank you. Andy. Your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on KOMO news business news at twenty and fifty past the hour. Brought to you by propel insurance stocks finished solidly higher fueled by gains..