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After Marionville, Missouri, Mayor Don Clevenger's comments that he "kind of agrees" with some of the racist views espoused by Frazier Glenn Cross—the white supremacist who shot and killed three people at the Overland Park, Kansas, Jewish Community Center on April 13, 2014—some members of the community are taking action:
A group of citizens, many of whom backed Clevenger's opponent in the recent mayoral election, are calling for Clevenger's ouster.

Debbie Sallee said, "We plan to go to the city council or board of alderman and ask for his resignation, and we will be asking, if he doesn't resign, for the Marionville City Council to begin impeachment because we feel he has failed to do what is in the best interest of the citizens of Marionville.  No matter what his personal beliefs are, he portrayed those on his interview as the mayor of Marionville, and we are getting feedback from the community and the nation that if we elect a man like that to be our mayor of our city, that we must be like that, too, and that is very important people know that is not our city."

For his part, the mayor wants to make it clear that he no longer considers Cross a friend and he doesn't hate all Jewish people. Just the ones destroying the country:
"I don't stereotype.  Just because some people like running those corporations that are destroying us, that doesn't mean that the rest of the race or religion or whatever is bad.  I don't stereotype," Clevenger stated.

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 01:24 PM PDT.

Also republished by Kansas & Missouri Kossacks and Daily Kos.

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