In a new article titled “How Ralph Northam came back from the political dead” the Washington Post Editorial board heaps praise on the governor that was embroiled in a “blackface” scandal earlier in the year.
Northam is currently working to enforce much stricter gun control laws, despite many Virginia counties revolting and declaring themselves “second amendment sanctuaries.”
Wapo columnist Karen Tumulty even went so far as to say “We were wrong” for calling for Northam to resign, tweeting:
Back when a racist photo first surfaced in his medical school yearbook, most Va lawmakers, our editorial page (and yours truly) said @GovernorVA should resign. We were wrong.
Back when a racist photo first surfaced in his medical school yearbook, most Va lawmakers, our editorial page (and yours truly) said @GovernorVA should resign. We were wrong. https://t.co/bA25YpnWbk
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) December 28, 2019
In the editorial, Wapo praises Northam for “quite a comeback” writing:
This month, in Mr. Northam’s first biennial budget, he proposed an array of programs that would help less affluent and minority communities, including offering free community college to low- and moderate-income students, expanding prekindergarten for at-risk and disadvantaged children, and boosting funds to reduce maternal mortality among women of color.