Good riddance - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

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From The Seattle Times:

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegations that he sexually abused a younger cousin decades ago in New York.

Murray, a former Democratic state legislator elected mayor in 2013, said in a statement he is resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday.

“While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our City government to conduct the public’s business,” Murray said in a statement.

City Councilmember Bruce Harrell will be become mayor, and decide within five days whether to fill out the remainder of the term, the statement says.

The Seattle Times reported Tuesday morning on the allegations by Murray’s cousin, Joseph Dyer, 54, who has become the fifth man to publicly accuse Murray of sexual abuse.

So I guess that Mr. Dyer either has some incriminating goods or refused to be bought off. Needless to say, there are a lot of comments to this article - these two caught my eye:

What a disgusting human being.  Liar, sex offender and politician.  Doesn't get much lower than that!

and

I feel a little bit sorry for the homosexual movement. They hitched their wagon to this guy, and got burned for it. Murray has only reinforced the worst perceptions people have of homosexuals.

True that - the 3.8% are having their noses rubbed in it now.

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