Ralph Northam resigned after his apology for appearing in a “racist and offensive” photo from his medical school 1984 yearbook page.

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam resigned Friday night after his apology for appearing in a "racist and offensive" photo from the 1984 yearbook.

Northam confessed to being one of the characters in the controversial photo, which shows a man in blackface and another in KKK dress, holding a can of beer. Northam's suit was unclear and the identity of the second person was unknown.

"Earlier in the day, a website published a photo of me taken in my 1984 medical directory in a clearly racist and offensive trial," Northam said in a statement. "I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as in this picture and for the prejudice that this decision caused at the time and now."

1984, is the year the governor graduates from Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Politicians and officials on both sides of the aisle said Northam should resign from his post, including Sen's presidential candidates. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., And Julian Castro, who served in the Obama administration.

White House advisor Kellyanne Conway also tweeted about Northam by referring to the Supreme Court Journal Brett Kavanaugh, received in his confirmation battle last year.