Statement of House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert on Resignation of VMI Superintendent

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House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement:

“When Governor Northam admitted to wearing blackface and appearing in a racially offensive photograph, he sought the grace of the public’s forgiveness. If polling is to be believed, the public has largely extended that grace to him.”

“Now the Virginia Military Institute stands accused of accommodating racist incidents. It’s a shame that Governor Northam couldn’t extend the same amount of grace that he’s been afforded with his own past, at least until we know all the facts.”