Board Censures Member for ‘Noose” MemeAugust 2, 2016 |
By Associated Press,
GRESHAM, Ore. — The Mount Hood Community College Board of Directors has censured one of its members who had been pressured to step down after sharing an internet meme that depicted President Barack Obama in a noose.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the board voted 6-1 on July 29 to publicly denounce Yellott’s actions, which include making several remarks about “illegal immigrants” during a meeting and posting the photo of Obama in a noose on Facebook.
The censure is a public condemnation by the board of directors.
The censure comes about a week after the state Republican Party asked Yellott to withdraw his November bid for an Oregon House seat.
The Obama meme has disappeared from Yellott’s Facebook page, but it still features a number of posts denouncing the president and other government bodies.