The Republican Party of Hampton, Virginia last week became aware of a February 2021 Facebook post by Hampton Electoral Board Chair David Dietrich. In the post, Dietrich attacked Austin-the first Black Defense Secretary in U.S. history-and other Democratic leaders. The controversy was first reported by local WAVY News 10.
On Thursday, the Hampton GOP called on Dietrich to step down, reiterating the call on Friday-sharing a screenshot of the post. The local Republicans said Dietrich had used "abhorrent and unacceptable racist language that has no place in our Party or our Commonwealth." It said it immediately called on him to resign after learning of the post.
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