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City council asks governor to fire Pennsylvania mayor who called for hosing protesters

City council asks governor to fire Pennsylvania mayor who called for hosing protesters

The Arnold City Council in Pennsylvania voted Tuesday to ask Gov.

Tom Wolf to remove Mayor Karen Peconi from office over social media comments that some residents found racist and offensive, KDKA-TV reported.

Peconi made a statement of apology at Tuesday’s city council meeting, which saw larger than normal attendance and protests beginning an hour before the meeting started.

“Therefore, I am not planning to resign from the office of mayor of the City of Arnold and I will continue to serve as mayor,” Peconi said.

According to Pennsylvania law, a mayor can be removed if she is impeached, convicted of a crime, or if the governor calls a hearing and two-thirds of the state Senate votes for her removal, KDKA reported.

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