MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (CBS) — There were new calls Tuesday night for the mayor of Michigan City, Indiana to resign.
The city council in Michigan City has unanimously approved a resolution asking Mayor Duane Parry to step down – after the mayor made profanity-laced comments about a Black pastor.READ MORE: At Least 8 People Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
In the voicemail, Mayor Duane Parry is heard saying, “They want a f***ing audience, you know – these Black guys, they all want a f***ing audience.”READ MORE: 'The WasteShed' Art Store, Selling Recycled Supplies For Less, Opens Second Location In Evanston
Parry was speaking on the voicemail of a local pastor, James Lee, who said he was “absolutely stunned” by Parry’s words.MORE NEWS: Local Businesses Hope For Similar Outcome Of Shoppers For Small Business Saturday
The mayor has publicly apologized, but said he will not step down.