HomePolitical NewsCNN Falsely Labels Virginia Governor as 'Republican' Amid Blackface, KKK Controversy Mike Vance February 2, 2019 Virginia Governor Ralph Northam had some old photos of him wearing either blackface or a KKK outfit. After this, CNN falsely labeled the governor as a Republican. You may be wondering why the article says he was wearing either blackface or a KKK outfit. Those should be very easy to tell apart, right? Well, while he admitted he is in the photo he didn't say which outfit he was wearing. The photo surfaced in an old medical yearbook. There are many people calling for Northam to resign. These include Republicans, Democrats and even members of the NAACP. While Northam has issued an apology, he has signaled he will not be stepping down. In another issue of either fake news or an insane gaffe, CNN labeled Northam as a Republican. “If you can't get the small stuff right, can you be trusted to get the big stuff right?” - @brianstelter pic.twitter.com/pYYnKxhkD5 — Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) February 2, 2019 In a VMI yearbook it was published that Northam had the nicknames "Goose" and "Coonman."