Virginia AG admits to wearing blackface

(image: WPMI) Virginia AG admits to wearing blackface

Another Virginia official is in the middle of controversy.

State Attorney General Mark Herring stepped down as the co-chair of the Democratic Attorneys General Association wednesday.

Earlier in the day Herring admitted appearing in blackface at a 1980 party.

In a statement, Herring said he was 19-years-old when he dressed up as a rapper at a party and wore brown make-up.

Herring said it was the only time and that it's not reflective of the man he is now.

Days earlier he called for Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam to resign over a racist photograph on Northam's 1984 yearbook page.

The picture shows a man in black face and another dressed as a member of the KKK.

Northam has said he is not in the photo.

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