A Pennsylvania mayor who has been supportive of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump was voted out of office yesterday after the city council rebelled against him regarding racist, misogynistic Facebook posts. Local residents called for Charles Wasko, the mayor of West York, Pennsylvania, to step down after the posts on his public Facebook page were discovered. He initially refused to resign.
In September, Wasko posted a meme to his Facebook page calling for president Obama to be lynched, the Washington Post reported earlier this month. Refusing to step down or apologize, Wasko continued to post extremely offensive and racist memes to his Facebook page. He has also posted misogynistic rape jokes about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her family, as well as the women who have come forward saying Trump sexually assaulted them.
Wasko finally rendered his resignation to the city council, and the council voted to accept his resignation Monday, according to the Associated Press.
Earlier in October, Wasko told local station ABC 27 that all the attention being paid to his Facebook page was intended to distract from what's "really going on" on the city council. "There’s no checks and balances up there in that council. When I ran for Council, I told the people, 'I will work with Council, but I will not put up with their [expletive],'" he told ABC 27.
Wasko continues to post stories and memes in support of Trump and against the Obamas and the Clintons on his Facebook, as well as stories about his ouster as mayor from the tiny Pennsylvania town. He has listed his current employment status as "retired" on Facebook.