Baltimore’s mayor was paid $700,000 for a self-published book. Now her city council wants her out
Washington (CNN)- The Baltimore City Council called Monday for Democratic Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign amid a scandal over a major purchase of children’s books she authored by the University of Maryland Medical System and other groups.
“The entire membership of the Baltimore City Council believes that it is not in the best interest of the City of Baltimore, for you to continue to serve as Mayor. We urge you to tender your resignation, effective immediately,” the two-sentence letter read.
In a statement, council member Brandon Scott, who tweeted a photo of the letter Monday, noted the “severity of the action (the council members) have taken,” but said Baltimore was deserving of a mayor who can focus on other issues affecting the city.
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