A Pennsylvania mayor is being pressured to resign after months of racist posts and comments on social media.
Charles Wasko, the mayor of West York, is in hot water after repeatedly posting insanely racist memes on Facebook over a period of months. Some of his posts compared President Obama and his wife Michelle to monkeys, and others even went so far as suggesting Obama should be lynched.
In one post, he suggested lynching the first African American president of the United States. He posted an image of Clint Eastwood holding a noose that read: “Barry, This rope is for you. You wanna bring that empty chair over here?”
One of Wasko’s friends left a comment on the post suggesting that Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and other Democratic politicians should all be strung up with a rope as well.
Wasko said in another post that black people are incapable of providing for themselves and rely on “white folks work every day” to give them “governmental entitlement stuff for free.” White people’s anger over this, said the bigoted mayor, is what is “called racism.”
City council officials are not impressed with Wasko flaunting his racist ideologies all over Facebook. City Council president Shawn Mauck and various other elected officials are asking Wasko to resign from his position as mayor.
I almost don’t know what to say,” Mauck said. “I almost want to throw up.”
Reporters were able to contact four of the council’s seven members, two of whom were Democrats and two Republicans. All of them agreed that Wasko should step down immediately.
City officials said they were especially concerned with the idea of a racist bigot having oversight over the West York Police Department, which serves approximately 5,00 people, a quarter of whom are minorities.
With those types of thoughts in your mind, how can you oversee the police department?” said City Councilman Brian Wilson. “We can’t have anybody being racist or bigoted — especially an elected official.”
The racist mayor himself has not yet responded to requests for comment, but he did add a couple new posts on his Facebook page — one denouncing liberals and another plugging bigoted billionaire Donald Trump for president.
Featured image via York Dispatch and Facebook screenshot