Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Denies He’s In The Racist Photo & Won’t Step Down. What Happens Next?

As far as constitutional options go, the Virginia legislature could try to move towards impeachment. The Virginia state constitution says elected officials who have acted “against the Commonwealth by malfeasance in office, corruption, neglect of duty, or other high crimes or misdemeanor” may be removed. Should the Virginia legislation take the issue up, it would require a majority vote from the House of Delegates and an impeachment trial conducted by the State Senate. A two-thirds Senate majority vote would be required for a conviction.