Bellevue, September 7 –Susan Hutchison, Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, issued the following statement:
Seattle Mayor Needs to Step Down
At a news conference today, Susan Hutchison, Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, called for Seattle Mayor Murray to leave office immediately.
“Today I am joining others who have called for the Mayor to step down. He has no moral authority to lead this huge metropolitan area.”
Hutchison spoke about watching the recent devastating hurricanes in Texas and Florida and the political leadership required for preparation, rescue and relief “which gives citizens a sense of security and hope.” While the Seattle region does not face hurricanes, we are always preparing for other disasters such as earthquakes. “True leadership is required in any natural disaster or man-made disaster,” she said.
“I join with a lot of people in the Seattle area who’ve already called for him to resign; to step down until a new mayor is selected.”