Mayor in Washington makes disgusting racist remarks about the Obama’s, refuses to resign.
Re-posted from Daily Kos, by Jay Hayden
The Mayor of Airway Heights, Washington—a suburb of Spokane—is refusing calls to resign despite immediate backlash regarding comments he made on Facebook:
The comment in full that was found on Patrick Rushing’s Facebook page read:
“Gorilla face Michelle, can’t disagree with that. The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack. Check out them ears. LOL.”
I showed Rushing the statement, and he confirmed he had posted it, so I asked him why he would write something like that.
“It’s just playful back and forth banter that my friends and I do,“ said Rushing.
The Airway Heights City Council was unanimous in their desire to see him resign, but he’s not budging: “I will not step down. But I will do everything I can to turn the tide around.”
This is so disgustingly offensive and loathsome in so many ways. This is an elected public official that willingly posted such distasteful racist comments on his Facebook page for all to see. He obviously does not grasp the fact that Facebook is a SOCIAL MEDIA that is very open to the public…
Like all politicians that get caught doing stupid things, they say they are sorry and then try to show repentance, but they won’t resign… They’re just sorry they got caught.
Only a bigoted, racist pig could look at this beautiful family and make such a distasteful comment…