W.Va. official who made racist Michelle Obama remark loses job again
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A West Virginia government employee who referred to first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson Obama'Car guy' Biden puts his spin on the presidency Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Son gives emotional tribute to Colin Powell at service MORE as an "ape in heels" in a Facebook post has been fired, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Pamela Taylor, director of the Clay County Development Corp. (CCDC), was reinstated at her job earlier this month after initially being forced out in November. 


The CCDC will now be managed by an outside group, the Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, for the next six months in the wake of the incident, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) announced.

Taylor wrote in a Facebook post just after the election that "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."

The former mayor of Clay, W.Va., Beverly Whaling also resigned from her post after commenting "just made my day Pam" in response to Taylor's post.

"Following the state's request for specific assurances that the CCDC is following anti-discrimination policies, we have been assured that Pamela Taylor has been removed from her position as CCDC director,"  Tomblin's office said in a statement.

Both Whaling and Taylor have since apologized for the Facebook post that sparked nationwide outrage in November.