Please verify

Blaze Media
Watch LIVE

Pennsylvania mayor pressured to resign over 'deplorable' Obama Facebook post


"There's no good excuse for his actions or behavior."

President Barack Obama speaks at campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Eakins Oval, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

YORK, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) -- The mayor of a tiny central Pennsylvania town is being asked 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.

Several West York borough council members say they want to see Mayor Charles Wasko leave office.

"Absolutely deplorable," council president Shawn Mauck said, according to Penn Live. "It makes you sick. There's no good excuse for his actions or behavior."

Wasko didn't respond to a Facebook message and wasn't answering his home telephone Thursday. Reached by the York Daily Record, he said it's "bulls**t that's going on up at the borough office." He then hung up the phone.

Wasko isn't paid as mayor and votes only to break ties on the council. He also oversees the police department in the borough of 4,500, which is about 100 miles west of Philadelphia.

Follow the author of this story on Twitter and Facebook:

Most recent
All Articles