Following their exchange over a racist Facebook post that compared first lady Michelle Obama to an “ape in heels,” the mayor of Clay, West Virginia, has resigned and another county official is out.
The county employee, Pamela Taylor, worked as director of the Clay County Development Corporation. According to a screengrab obtained by CNN affiliate WSAZ, she wrote on Facebook: “It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.”
The screen grab shows Mayor Beverly Whaling commented on the post saying: “Just made my day Pam.”
Clay County Commissioner Greg Fitzwater confirmed to CNN that Whaling resigned. He did not know if Taylor was terminated or resigned her post, but said that she was no longer working for the county.