West York council to ask for mayor’s resignation at meeting

WEST YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — The West York council is expected to ask for the mayor’s resignation Monday night at a council meeting.

The mayor, Charles Wasko, made several controversial posts on his Facebook page.

One post shows a group of orangutans in a wheelbarrow with the words, “Moving day at the White House has finally arrived.” Another picture shows flag-draped coffins and mentioned the NFL quarterback would not stand for the national anthem. It read, “…please point out which of these guys are black so we can remove the offensive flag.”

Many people are calling these posts racist and offensive to Jews, Muslims, veterans, and women and many are calling for the mayor’s removal.

At Monday night’s council meeting, Councilman Brian Wilson will make a motion for the mayor’s resignation.

Last week ABC27 spoke to Wasko. While he admits to the “racist stuff.” He says the controversy over his posts is a smokescreen for what’s “really going on” with the rest of the council.

Monday’s council meeting starts at 6 p.m., at the West York Borough Building, 1381 West Poplar Street. The community is invited to attend. The NAACP and Black Lives Matter are expected to be there.

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