For Virginia’s top state officials, it was a week of chaos. There was an apology, a reversal and an admission about blackface.
A sexual assault allegation was made, and an emphatic denial was made in response.
Then came another admission about blackface. Last week, the clouds began to gather over Virginia Gov. Ralph S. Northam, 59, a physician and Army veteran who was elected to be Virginia’s governor last year and won the widest victory for a Democratic candidate for governor in the state in decades.