Saturday, October 24, 2020 11:32 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle LGBTQ Commission has called on Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign, joining the Seattle Human Rights Commission in taking that stance. The Seattle Times reports the commission’s vote earlier this month was 6-5, with one abstention. In a letter to Durkan and the City Council this week, the LGBTQ Commission said the mayor should immediately step down “for failing to uphold and protect the human rights of the people of Seattle,” citing concerns about her record on police violence, homelessness and budgeting. Durkan’s office objected to multiple assertions in the letter, describing them as inaccurate or incomplete.