Seattle Human Rights Commission calls for mayor to resign

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Human Rights Commission is calling for Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign or be removed from office, accusing her of “failing to uphold her duty to serve and protect the rights of Seattle citizens.” The Seattle Times reports in a letter Wednesday to the mayor and the City Council, the commission cited actions related to police brutality, homelessness, income inequality and city governance in arguing that Durkan should no longer lead Seattle. The commission said it’s their belief that the city cannot wait for the November 2021 election to remove her. Durkan didn’t immediately comment Wednesday. She was elected in 2017, defeating Cary Moon with 56% of the vote.