President Donald Trump over the weekend did not mince words when he condemned Virginia governor Ralph Northam for promoting infanticide.
Northam not only defended a bill in the state legislature that would legalize abortions up to birth – even if the mother is dilated — he defended infanticide during a radio show.
Northam apparently thinks it’s okay to kill a baby once the infant is fully delivered.
“If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother,” he said.
Later Northam doubled down on his support for infanticide via a spokesman, who essentially said the governor was only talking about infanticide in cases of disabled babies. Then Northam said he had no apologies for promoting infanticide.
In tweets Saturday night, Trump criticized Northam over his recent comments on late-term abortion.
As calls mounted Saturday for Northam to resign because of the photo, Trump tweeted: “Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia just stated, ‘I believe that I am not either of the people in that photo.’ This was 24 hours after apologizing for appearing in the picture and after making the most horrible statement on ‘super’ late term abortion. Unforgivable!”
Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia just stated, “I believe that I am not either of the people in that photo.” This was 24 hours after apologizing for appearing in the picture and after making the most horrible statement on “super” late term abortion. Unforgivable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2019
In a second tweet, Trump wrote: “Ed Gillespie, who ran for Governor of the Great State of Virginia against Ralph Northam, must now be thinking Malpractice and Dereliction of Duty with regard to his Opposition Research Staff. If they find that terrible picture before the election, he wins by 20 points!”
The pro-abortion Democrat governor who defended infanticide is now facing massive criticism after a photo emerged that appears to show Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam appearing in a photograph that shows him and someone else dressed up in a KKK hood and in blackface.
The photo, from Northam’s 1984 yearbook at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and shows “two people, one wearing white Ku Klux Klan robes and a hood, the other with his face painted black.”
Northam apologized for the photo but would not say which person in it is him and would not agree to heed calls for his resignation. Later he claimed he is not pictured in the photo.