It's been nearly two weeks since Orange County Republican Central Committee member Marilyn Davenport sent an email out to colleagues and friends that showed the President of the United State photoshopped onto the body of a chimp, and although Davenport has apologized for possibly offending people, she has refused to resign from her role in the party.
Now the calls for her to step down are growing louder, with local chapters of the NAACP, Islamic Hope, and the Coalition for Justice and Peace all holding protests against the woman -- at her own house.
These outside groups aren't the only ones calling for Davenport's resignation, either. In fact, her own Chairman is also urging her to step aside amidst the controversy:
Scott Baugh, Chairman of the Orange County Republican Central Committee, has asked Davenport to resign her position.
Davenport has been adamant in the press that she will not resign.
On Sunday, Baugh said, "I saw the e-mail and I thought it was despicable."
He told the O.C. Weekly which broke the story, "Anybody who crosses a line this bright has no business being an elected official representing other people, holding herself out as a person of trust to make decisions on behalf of the party." He said he received the Davenport email and quickly sent a reply telling her it was "dripping with racism and is in very poor taste."
He said he thought the Orange County Republican's ethics committee should take up the matter but admitted a recall or firing isn't feasible because of costs and committee policy constraints.Davenport has stated repeatedly that she will not consider resigning from her leadership role within the local GOP, regardless of the controversy.
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