Airway Heights votes no confidence in mayor for racist posts

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) - The Airway Heights City Council has approved a resolution that expresses no confidence in their mayor after he refused to resign despite posting racist comments about President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Airway Heights City Council voted 5 to 1 Monday to approve the no confidence vote.

The council has asked Mayor Patrick Rushing to resign after the comments were posted on his personal Facebook page.

But Rushing is refusing, contending he didn't realize his comments were racist.

The comments compared the Obamas to monkeys.

Rushing says he did not mean for the posts to be offensive.

Despite the no-confidence vote, Rushing will remain in office unless there is a recall.


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