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Wisconsin Mayor Writes Controversial Facebook Post About President Obama That Has Some Calling for His Resignation

Recently, Mayor Bruce Hagen of Superior, Wisconsin, published a post on Facebook of a photo of Michelle Obama with a caption that read, "Unbelievable! She and her Muslim partner have destroyed the fabric of democracy that was so very hard fought for!"

This is Hagen's fifth term as mayor of Superior. He was first elected to serve between 1975 and 1987. He then worked for Wisconsin's Republican former Gov. Tommy Thompson. After that, he was once again elected as mayor. Hagen said his post was in response to a comment made by a friend by a former classmate. Now, he is being asked to retract his comments and resign.

Councilor Graham Garfield told WDIO News, "Quite simply, these are really inappropriate comments. How can we have a nonpartisan elected mayor who has to work with elected officials, including the president's office, making these comments?" Garfield said that he and fellow Councilors Warren Bender, Esther Dalbec, Denise McDonald and Dan Olson want him to apologize and retract his comments.

Garfield said he would ask Hagen to resign if he doesn't take back his comments. Democratic State Rep. Nick Milroy said, "I'm absolutely shocked and dumbfounded that the mayor would say something so callous and untrue about the first lady. This is not what Superior is about. We've always been a community that's welcoming to all people."

Hagen says that many people believe the president is not a Christian, and that the nation was founded on Christian values. Hagen also stands by his statement, calling it an expression of free speech.

Garfield added, “People will lose faith in the leadership of the city of Superior, they’ll lose faith in the city government if comments like this are allowed to go on without consequences."

Photo: Washington Times

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