Pennsylvania mayor pushed to resign after racist Facebook posts

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WEST YORK, Penn. -- There are calls to remove the mayor of small Pennsylvania borough over racist pictures posted by West York Mayor Charles Wasko, CNN reports.

The posts were discovered over the summer and include images aimed at the first family.  One post discovered in June shows a picture of a Monkey saying it's a picture of Michelle Obama and a wagon of orangutans captioned "moving day at the White House."   Other offensive posts include calling President Obama and Hillary Clinton leaders of ISIS and various others.

Now, members of the towns Council are asking that Wasko step down.  But, they don't have the power to remove him legislatively.  The West York Mayor's position is not paid.  The West York Council President Shawn Mauck hopes pressure from his colleagues and the public will put pressure on him to resign.  Mauck also called the Mayor's behavior deplorable and says he owes the community an apology.  Mauck started a petition to push the mayor to resign. On Monday the council plans to vote to censure the Wasko.

Mayor Wasko's only comment has been that he is the target of a witch hunt.


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