Earlier this month, we reported that West Virginia official Pamela Taylor had been allowed to stay on at her job after she called Michelle Obama an “ape” in a viral Facebook post, much to the dismay of liberals. Now, however, Taylor has found herself out of work after her agency received backlash for weeks.
Taylor found herself in hot water immediately after the November 8 election when she took to Facebook to celebrate the fact that Melania Trump will be taking over as first lady from Michelle.
“It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified first lady back in the White House. I’m tired of seeing an ape in heels,” she wrote, according to Reuters. Beverly Whaling, the mayor of Clay County, was forced to resign after she commented on the post, “Just made my day Pam.”
Taylor was originally allowed to stay on as director of Clay County Development Corp (CCDC), which provides services to poor and elderly residents. However, she has since been fired and her agency has been placed under outside management. Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s office confirmed that West Virginia had come to an agreement under which the Appalachian Area Agency on Aging will manage the CCDC for six months.
“Following the state’s request for specific assurances that the CCDC is following anti-discrimination policies, we have been assured that Pamela Taylor has been removed from her position as CCDC director,” Tomblin’s office said in a statement.
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