Arizona city council calls on legislator who said African-Americans ‘don’t blend in’ to resign

An Arizona city council is calling on state Rep. David Stringer (R) to resign over controversial comments he made about African-Americans. 

With a 6-1 vote, The Prescott City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday that demands Stringer step down immediately so that a replacement can be named before the legislative session begins in 2019, according to The Associated Press. 

“His abhorrent words do not reflect our city or our community and while we condemn them, that word, any word, is not strong enough to express our disdain,” the council statement said. “As proud members of this community we are horrified that the opinions expressed by Mr. Stringer exist.”

The move from the council comes only days after the Phoenix New Times published controversial remarks Stringer made about diversity…

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