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No one who touches it escapes untainted.

Representative Bob Burns (D) [2017 file photo].

Via Twitter:

Tony Messenger @tonymess
Missouri Democrats ask for resignation of state Rep. Bob Burns, D-St. Louis, after discovery of his regular calls to racist radio show:

House Democratic Leadership asks Rep. Burns to resign

“In recent days, House Democratic Leadership leraned of disturbing recordings of calls by Rep. Bob Burns to a St. Louis-area radio show whose host is notorious for making racist on-air statements. While we acknowledge some of the recordings have been edited, the fact that Rep. Burn repeatedly called into this show is reprehensible given the host’s well-known racist views. As a result, House Democratic leadership has asked Rep. Burns to immediately tender his resignation as state representative. We will not tolerate this conduct from any member of the Democratic Caucus.”

House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty
D-Kansas City

11:47 AM – 21 Apr 2018

Via Twitter from State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D):

Nicole Galloway, CPA @nicolergalloway
Hate speech should never be accepted or tolerated. We are obligated to challenge racism and those who espouse it. Representative Burns should resign his seat in the Missouri House. #MoLeg
12:11 PM – 21 Apr 2018

Via Twitter from Representative Bruce Franks, Jr. (D):

Bruce Franks Jr @brucefranksjr
Bob Burns must resign, hearing those tapes upset me. That’s something we can’t stand for! There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal.
1:56 PM – 21 Apr 2018

And Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber, and Senator Claire (D) McCaskill…