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.

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“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.

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“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.”

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The letter goes on to say the board does not condone discrimination and it apologizes to Dr. Levine.