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Friday Question of the Day – Should Mayor Gray Resign?

by Prince Of Petworth July 12, 2012 at 10:22 pm 48 Comments


Mayor Gray with former Council Chairman Kwame Brown during happier times. Photo by PoPville flickr user philliefan99

The Washington Post has reported:

“A secret $653,000 effort funded by one of the District government’s most prominent contractors corrupted the 2010 mayoral race and helped Vincent C. Gray get elected, the city’s top federal prosecutor said Tuesday.”

Many have already called for his resignation, most notably Council Members Mary Cheh, David Catania and Muriel Bowser. One of the few dissents I’ve seen was from an opinion piece in NBC Washington by political analyst Chuck Thies:

There are skilled investigators probing the campaign and related matters. They have already claimed three scalps. Others are sure to follow. No one knows if Gray will be one of them.

In the meantime, the city is doing fine. Gray has been a solid mayor.

So what do you think – should Gray resign immediately or let the investigation run its course?


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