SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A Scott Township commissioner has resigned after making a disrespectful statement towards Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.
The remark was made by Commissioner Paul Abel during last week’s commissioners meeting over Zoom.READ MORE: Pirates And Duquesne Light Reopen Urban Garden At PNC Park
“I’m tired of listening to a guy dressed up like a woman,” said Abel after asking Commissioner Angela Wateska about the “green” phase and what comes after that.
The township announced Abel’s resignation on Facebook Wednesday.READ MORE: Report: Former Avonmore Secretary Accused Of Stealing $54,000
“Commissioner Abel has resigned from his position on our Board of Directors. He has done so for his wife and family,” reads the post.
The Board of Commissioners issued a letter following Abel’s statement, saying he “wishes to apologize to Scott Township and the entire community.”MORE NEWS: Monongahela Incline To Close For 3 Days Next Week For Inspection
The letter goes on to say the board does not condone discrimination and it apologizes to Dr. Levine.