Jerry Falwell Jr. says he shared the image, which originally appeared in Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook, to make a political point.
Gov. Ralph Northam says a higher infection rate in Northern Virginia warrants a delay in the state's gradual reopening plan.
Virginia lawmakers wrapped up the final details of the legislative session this week, with three leaders who have drawn criticism and controversy still at the helm.
He was to begin a "reconciliation tour" Thursday at historically black Virginia Union University. A student leader told him his presence would detract from the event and asked him to reschedule.
With Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's future in doubt over a racist photo, many are looking to the next in line. But now Fairfax is defending himself against a sexual assault allegation.
Northam has so far resisted widespread calls for him to step down after the revelation of a racist photo on his 1984 medical yearbook page.
"I do not believe that I am either of the people in the photo," Gov. Northam said of the image, which shows two individuals, one dressed in blackface, and another as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.