Multiple Virginia Democrats who called on Democrat Governor Ralph Northam to resign earlier this year following his racism scandal involving a KKK and blackface photo are now accepting campaign donations from him of up to $25,000.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that newly-released campaign finance reports released this week show that Northam has recently donated $117,500 to 11 Democrat candidates, which when combined with his previous donations following his scandal, total over $200,000 in donations to Democrats.
“Two state Senate candidates, Cheryl Turpin and Ghazala Hashmi, received a $25,000 donation from Northam’s Way Ahead PAC shortly after the state’s legislative primary elections in mid-June,” the Free Beacon reported. “Both candidates had previously called on Northam to resign.”
After Northam’s scandal broke out in February, Turpin called for his resignation in a tweet, adding: “Though he has issued an apology, I do not believe it goes far enough.”
Hashmi also called for Northam’s resignation, tweeting: “I stand in solidarity with @VaBlackCaucus and call for @GovernorVA to resign.”