Northam Holds Sunday Night Staff Meeting as He Reportedly Considers Resigning

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam called an unscheduled senior staff meeting Sunday night before the start of the Super Bowl, The Washington Post reports. Sources cited by the Post said Northam, who had just a day earlier vowed to stay in his post despite the backlash over a racist yearbook photo, was actively considering resigning on Sunday. Northam has denied that it is him in a photo showing one man in black face and one in a Klu Klux Klan hood. People familiar with Sunday night’s meeting said it was emotional but the governor did not reach a final decision about his fate, according to the Post. It is unclear who was at the meeting, besides that it involved senior staffers of color—except Justin Fairfax, Virginia's Lt. Gov., who would become governor if Northam resigned. Northam has reportedly scheduled a larger meeting for Monday morning.