Arizona council wants rep. who said African Americans ‘don’t blend in’ to resign

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By Associated Press

PHOENIX — An Arizona city council voted Tuesday to demand the resignation of a Republican state lawmaker whose remarks on race and immigration have led to a growing backlash of criticism and the loss of his chairmanship on a key committee.

Tuesday’s 6-1 vote by the Prescott City Council comes just days after the latest remarks by Rep. David Stringer were published by the Phoenix New Times. He had ignored calls for him to resign after similar comments this summer and was easily re-elected last month.

The council adopted a statement that called on Stringer to quickly step down so a…

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