House minority leader says lawmakers ‘continuing to do business’ amid Northam controversy

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — As calls for Governor Ralph Northam to resign continue, lawmakers are still trying to get things done. 

The House minority leader says lawmakers are treating it as business as usual. Today was “crossover day” in the legislature, so lawmakers tried to pass hundreds of bills in an effort to send it to the other chamber.  

One of the busiest days on the calendar for lawmakers took place while looming uncertainty remains over Gov. Northam’s future in office.

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“It’s definitely challenging times,” said Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax), the House minority leader

Virginia’s House Democratic leader says she has talked with administration staffers about the hundreds of bills on the table. 

“They’re continuing to do business,” explained Del. Filler-Corn. 

Little information is being released from Northam’s office about the ongoing investigation into a racist photo in his medical school yearbook. 

In a press conference on Saturday, the governor said it was not him in the photo. Del. Filler-Corn has spoken with Northam since then but the caucus is still calling for him to resign.  

“We believe strongly that the Governor will make the right choice,” said Filler-Corn.  

Moving forward will be tough but with 18 days left in session, lawmakers still have work to do. 

“We’re just focused on what we need to do,” Filler-Corn assured.   

Northam’s communications director said any update in the yearbook photo investigation will be provided when available. 

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