Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced he wore blackface to a college party just days after a photo reportedly surfaced of the governor possibly doing the same.
Herring made the announcement Wednesday saying, “In 1980, when I was a 19-year old undergraduate in college, some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kurtis Blow, and perform a song.”
The Democratic Attorney General went on to say he takes full accountability for his actions.
Meanwhile, two other high-ranking democratic officials are also at the center of a firestorm.
A photo surfaced just days ago from Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook which shows one man wearing a KKK robe, and another wearing blackface.
Northam denies he is either of the men in the picture, though many have called on him to resign.
Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is facing his own political storm as he denies sexual assault allegations.
The allegations are centered on an encounter with a woman during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
Fairfax also denies any wrongdoing and claims the interaction was consensual.