Northam thinks he must stay in office to clear his name.
Decision that's best for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“I have to say this...about the Republican Party: there’s no moral ground.”
The Virginia governor refused to resign, saying it would be the easy way out.
"That photo," Northam says, "does not reflect that person that I am today."
“I recognize that it will take time and serious effort to heal the damage this conduct has caused," says Northam.
Photo comes from governor's 1984 medical school yearbook.