Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring reportedly stepped down from his position as co-chair of the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) after admitting Wednesday he wore blackface during his college days.
“Virginia AG Herring offered to step aside as co-chair and the committee accepted,” a DAGA spokeswoman said, according to ABCPolitics reporter Johnny Verhovek Wednesday.
NEW: Statement from DAGA Executive Director Sean Rankin on Herring’s decision to step down as co-chair pic.twitter.com/EbAyvdFQpJ
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) February 6, 2019
“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 Kurt’s Blood, and perform a song. It sounds ridiculous even now writing it,” Herring’s statement reads. “But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes — and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others — we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup.” (RELATED: Half Of Virginia Democrats Still Approve Of Northam)
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