RICHMOND, Va. — Despite apologizing for actions that many critics called reckless and hypocritical, Gov. Ralph Northam has now denied being present in several photos supposedly showing him in Virginia Beach this past weekend, interacting with others while disregarding recommended COVID-19 guidelines.
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“Now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure that wasn’t me in that particular photo,” Northam explained in a statement, immediately after apologizing for appearing in a photo in which he did not wear a mask or practice social distancing. “I don’t remember exactly what we did this weekend, but I’m pretty sure we weren’t down at the beach, checking out the scene and mingling with residents. In fact, I’m 100% certain that isn’t me in the photo.”
Northam went on to say that while the subject of the photo, a Caucasian male around age 60 bearing a distinct resemblance to the governor, was a sharp lookin’ character who was likely a great dancer back in college, it certainly wasn’t him.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has also released an unsolicited statement admitting that this past weekend he attempted to enter the Midlothian Costco without a mask.