Dems seek resignation of appointee over Trump endorsement

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Three Democratic lawmakers are demanding the resignation of the head of a state agency that deals with Hispanic affairs in the wake of her endorsement of Donald Trump for president.

State Rep. Louis Ruiz on Wednesday called Adrienne Foster’s endorsement of Trump “irresponsible, unthinkable, and entirely unacceptable.”

Foster is the executive director of the Kansas Hispanic Latino American Affairs Commission. She referred any comment to Gov. Sam Brownback’s spokeswoman.

The governor’s spokeswoman, Eileen Hawley, says there is freedom of speech in America. She noted Foster made personal comments in support of Trump when responding to a Kansas City Star reporter’s Facebook posting.

But the lawmakers say in a news release she is out of touch with the community, and is disregarding the interests of the people she claims to represent.

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