Sens. Tim Kaine, Mark Warner and Rep. Bobby Scott call on Gov. Ralph Northam to resign following his press conference trainwreck over the racist photo that appeared in his medical school year book in 1984.

The lawmakers released a joint statement: “After we watched his press conference today, we called Governor Northam to tell him that we no longer believe he can effectively serve as Governor of Virginia and that he must resign.”

“Governor Northam has served the people of the Commonwealth faithfully for many years, but the events of the past 24 hours have inflicted immense pain and irrevocably broken the trust Virginians must have in their leaders. He should step down and allow the Commonwealth to begin healing,” the statement reads.

Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder is also calling on Northam to resign: “I stated, earlier, that Gov. Northam’s continuing in office was his choice to make. It is difficult for anyone who watched the press conference today to conclude that he has any other choice … but to resign.”

During the surreal press conference, Northam said he wasn’t in the racist photo on his page in the 1984 medical school yearbook but admitted that he did wear blackface to imitate Michael Jackson at a dance party in San Antonio the same year.