W.Virginia agencies review contracts after racist Obama post


CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials may reconsider contracts with a nonprofit group whose suspended director is scheduled to return to her job after making a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.

Clay County Development director Pamela Ramsey Taylor was suspended after making the post following the election of Donald Trump, saying: “It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.”

Taylor is scheduled to return to work Dec. 23.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s spokeswoman Jessica Tice tells news outlets the Bureau for Senior Services and the Bureau for Medical Services are reviewing contracts with the nonprofit.

The organization provides services to elderly and low-income Clay County residents.