A Republican National Committee (RNC)
panel has voted to censure Dave Agema, Michigan's GOP committeeman,
and seek his resignation over a racist article he shared on Facebook.
Agema has courted controversy in the
past with a string of anti-gay and anti-Muslim remarks.
Last year, he told a Republican
audience that gays want free medical care because they are dying
young, presumably from AIDS. He was severely criticized after he
promoted an article which described gays as “filthy homosexuals”
in a Facebook post.
Agema has so far resisted calls to step
RNC Chairman Reince Preibus on
Wednesday said Agema's “history of harmful and offensive rhetoric”
has no place in the Republican party.
In a recent Facebook post, Agema linked
to an article that includes a public defender saying that blacks
can't “control their impulses as well” as whites, the
Agema has denied claims he's racist and
insists he does not support the statement made in the article.