Council To Vote On Mayor’s Resignation After Racist Posts

YORK, Pa. (AP) — The council of a tiny central Pennsylvania town is expected to vote on the mayor’s offer to resign over racist pictures on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family.

One image of a wagon full of orangutans refers to “moving day” at the White House. Another referred to lynching.

West York borough council has already voted to censure Mayor Charles Wasko but they have no power to throw him out of office.

Wasko has said he’s the victim of a “witch hunt” originating with a fight over the borough’s police chief.

Wasko, a Republican, has offered to resign if the borough replaces the acting police chief with a man Wasko supports who council placed on paid leave weeks ago.

Council meets Monday night.

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