A California Republican official Marilyn Davenport sent an email with President Barack Obama's face on a monkey's body with two adult monkeys as his parents. Text beneath the picture reads, "Now you know why no birth certificate." This is a complete outrage and will not be tolerated. This act was performed by a Republican official who knew better. Later Marilyn Davenport sent an email asking for forgiveness for her "unwise behavior,".. When you send something of this magntude it is there forever in the minds of the people forgiveness is too late.. We want Marilyn Davenport to resign PERIOD !!!
Background Supporting this Action
The county's Republican chairman, Scott Baugh, told about 75 party members that despite Davenport's "sincere apology," he still condemned her actions and believed she should resign because her presence on the committee would remain controversial and provide a distraction.
"The email is without question extremely racist," Baugh said. "Depicting African-Americans as monkey is a longtime, well-known and particularly offensive slur because it denies them their basic humanity."
We want Marilyn Davenport to Resign