- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A local school board in upstate New York has voted to hire a law firm in the board’s efforts to remove a Donald Trump supporter over his insulting comments about President Barack Obama and his wife.

The Buffalo School Board voted during a special meeting Wednesday night to hire an attorney to petition the state Education Department to remove board member Carl Paladino.

Paladino, a wealthy developer who co-chaired Trump’s presidential campaign in New York, has said he won’t resign. He wasn’t at the meeting.

Last month, the 70-year-old former New York gubernatorial candidate told a Buffalo alternative newspaper that he wanted the president to die of mad cow disease and first lady Michelle Obama to “return to being a male.” Paladino said the comments weren’t meant for publication.


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