Commissioner won’t resign over Islamophobic remarks

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An embattled Clackamas County Commissioner says he will remain in office, rebuffing calls from community and elected leaders to resign. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Mark Shull also inexplicably voted in favor of a resolution censuring himself and calling for him to step down for making “derogatory, offensive, insensitive, and racist” remarks that “damaged the reputation” of Clackamas County. The board cannot force Shull to resign; by law the resolution serves as a public rebuke of his conduct. Shull was unmoved and hardly acknowledged the controversy since a Clackamas County resident brought public attention to xenophobic Facebook posts he had made over the past year and a half.