“A West Virginia mayor resigned Tuesday following a backlash after she posted a response to a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.
“The Clay Town Council accepted Mayor Beverly Whaling’s resignation in a meeting late Tuesday afternoon and said it would act quickly to name a replacement for the remaining three years of her term.
“The resignation came after another woman whose racist post Whaling responded to was placed on leave as director of the Clay County Development Corp.
“Council member Jason Hubbard issued a brief statement condemning the “horrible and indecent” post and said racism and intolerance “isn’t what this community is about.”
“He apologized on behalf of the town to Michelle Obama and anyone who was offended.”
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