Something is wrong in Virginia. The state’s governor Ralph Northam came under national criticism from supporting infanticide and wearing blackface (or a KKK hood) in an old picture. Yet more than half of the state’s residents don’t want him to resign.
Earlier this year, Governor Northam came under massive national criticism for appearing on a radio show and supporting infanticide. During his interview he advocated for merely keeping babies comfortable as parents leave them to die shortly after birth.
Northam defended a radical pro-abortion bill that would have allowed unborn babies to be aborted up to the point when a woman is about to give birth. The governor not only defended the legislation, but he also said doctors and women could have a discussion about whether to leave a disabled newborn baby to die.
Later, Northam refused to disavow his comments when he endorsed infanticide, saying: “I don’t have any regrets.”
Strangely, Virginia residents want the governor to keep serving the people of the state even though he’s okay with killing his newborn constituents.
A new poll of likely voters in Virginia has found that more Virginians disapprove of Governor Ralph Northam, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring, but people do not think they should resign in the wake of blackface scandals and sexual assault allegations.
The poll was conducted by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University and involved more than 1,000 registered voters in the Commonwealth between March 11 and 31.
It found that Northam’s disapproval rating had more than doubled, from 24 percent to 49 percent, since December, following the revelation of a picture of people wearing blackface and a Ku Klux Klan robe in his medical school yearbook.
However, 52 percent of respondents said they think he should stay in office, though within the Democratic Party, 29 percent said he should resign.
Out of those numbers, due to the subject of the scandal involving Northam, the response of African-Americans who were polled stands out. Of them, 63 percent say he should remain in office and just 31 percent say he should resign.
Apparently Virginia voters aren’t even bothering to pay attention to what’s going on. The poll found “almost a quarter of respondents said they did not know about the scandal or had not read any recent news stories concerning Northam.”
While protecting newborn babies who survive abortions is apparently too much for Northam to support, a law against animal cruelty isn’t. Recently he signed a new bill into law that would make animal cruelty a felony in the commonwealth. The law only applies to dogs and cats. Unfortunately it doesn’t also apply to newborn babies who survive abortions.