The mayor of a small central Pennsylvania town is under fire this week after images described as racist surfaced on his Facebook page, including two pictures of apes with captions that referred to President Barack Obama.
Several West York borough council members have called on Mayor Charles Wasko to resign in light of the posts, the York Dispatch reports.
In one post from June, Wasko posted an image featuring a wheelbarrow full of monkeys and the words: “Aww … moving day at the Whitehouse has finally arrived.” Another post from earlier this year shows a man being hanged with a noose and suggests Obama should meet the same fate.
The West York borough offices did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday.
Council president Shawn Mauck called the posts “disgusting” and “deplorable.” “It’s not conduct fitting for someone in an elected position,” Mauck told TIME. “I guess this presidential campaign has made anything possible and made elected officials think they can get away with saying anything and that’s really unfortunate.”
Wasko does not get paid as mayor and only votes to break ties on the town’s council. He also oversees the police department for the 4,500 person town, according to the Associated Press. Mauck said there’s no official mechanism to recall the mayor, but he plans to introduce a motion to censor him at next week’s council meeting.