Northam Withdraws From VMI Commencement

(Richmond)- Governor Northam is pulling out of a planned commencement address at VMI. His office sent an email yesterday to advise he won’t be attending any graduation ceremonies this spring so that the events remain focused on the students and their families. Protests have continued since the blackface scandal erupted earlier this year. Northam decided to bow out of a fundraising event for State Senator David Marsden last weekend due to safety concerns from protests.