Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder is condemning gubernatorial nominee and fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe for flip-flopping over whether state party leaders should resign after it was revealed they previously wore blackface. Wilder served as governor of the commonwealth from 1990-1994, becoming the country’s first duly-elected black governor.
“You called on Ralph Northam to resign. Now he didn’t resign,” Wilder said during a local radio interview. “Why do you now seek his support and sought his support for your candidacy? I think it’s a legitimate question to ask.”
The former governor later went on to blast McAuliffe for thinking that Virginians are “stupid” enough to forget his flip-flop on the issue, while stating that the upcoming gubernatorial election would be decided by “who best resonates with the people of Virginia.”
“Two years ago, Terry McAuliffe called for all three persons occupying the offices of Governor, Lt. Governor, and Atty. General to resign,” Wilder later wrote in a Facebook post. “Today,