Alabama GOP Mayor Descends Into Racist Meltdown After Losing To Black Candidate
Republican mayor Patsy Capshaw Skipper of Midland City, Alabama is under fire after bursting into a racist meltdown on Facebook after losing her seat to a black candidate in this week’s mayoral election.
“I lost. The ni**er won,” griped Mayor Skipper when someone asked her how the election turned out.
Arlissa Minniefield, the town clerk and magistrate for the Town of Newton, shared the Facebook post and called for Skipper’s immediate resignation.
“It’s appalling. As a former employee there, to know that you worked under people that had those kinds of feelings is very disheartening,” Minniefield wrote.
Skipper was named interim mayor last February after county officials voted 3 to 1 for her to take over her husband’s position when former Mayor Virgil Skipper retired for health reasons.
Voters, however, preferred to see Grimsley at the city helm, casting 233 votes for Grimsley as opposed to Skipper’s 148, prompting the racist outburst.
Jo Ann Bennett Grimsley is a former assistant city clerk and an employee of the Dale County government for 27 years. She has previously served as the city’s water clerk and county court clerk.