Marionville, Mo. Mayor Dan Clevenger resigned from his post Monday after coming under fire for ties to the gunman accused of killing three people outside an Overland Park, Kan. Jewish center last week.
The Springfield News-Leader reported that Clevenger's decision came after a town hall meeting where residents and local aldermen called for his impeachment. Clevenger faced backlash after telling KSPR-TV last week that he "kind of agreed" with some of alleged shooter Frazier Glenn Cross' beliefs.
"He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people, you know, he respected his elders greatly," Clevenger told KSPR-TV of Miller, who also went by the name Frazier Glenn Miller. "As long as they were the same color as him," Clevenger said.
As the AP noted last week, the 73-year-old Miller holds white-supremacist beliefs, and ran for federal office twice on anti-Semitic platforms. The News-Leader added that after the meeting, Clevenger expressed regrets about writing a letter a decade ago in support of Miller's "warnings."
More on that letter, via KSPR-TV's report from last Tuesday:
"I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings," wrote Clevenger. "The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State's workforce."
The letter continued.
"Made a few Jews rich by killin' us off."
He also spoke of the "Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world's largest debtor nation."
After the meeting, Clevenger told the News-Leader he regrets writing an anti-Semitic letter to the editor to the Aurora Advertiser about 10 years ago. He said he was heavily influenced by Miller at the time.
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