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Michigan GOP official refuses calls to resign while continuing to publicly use n-word

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A Republican official in Leelanau County, Mich.

Leelanau County Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle used the racial slur during a diatribe about why he refused to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Well, this whole thing is because of them n—–s in Detroit,” Eckerle said at a public meeting Thursday, according to The Washington Post and the Leelanau Enterprise newspaper.

Road Commission Chairman Bob Joyce rebuked his colleague, but Eckerle, who was elected in 2018, continued, accusing the Black Lives Matter movement of “taking the country away from us.

Black Lives Matter has everything to do with taking the country away from us,” Eckerle said.

‘I don’t regret calling it an n—-r,” Eckerle told Interlochen Public Radio.

Jack O’Malley (R ), who represents the county Eckerle was elected in, announced Thursday that he spoke with Eckerle and asked him to resign.

The Leelanau County administrator, Chet Janik, told Up North Live that because Eckerle is an elected official, and not a county employee, they cannot do much to discipline him.


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