Washington city councilor calls for resignation over ethics complaint
WASHINGTON, GA (WJBF) – A Washington city councilor is now being asked to resign after an ethics complaint was filed against him.
“I will continue to do things as usual and make sure the citizens of my district get what they need and do whatever we decide together,” Washington City Councilor Nathaniel Cullars said.
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The complaint comes after a heated 13-minute exchange between Cullars and Mayor Bill Degolian about Cullars wearing a George Floyd t-shirt in a town portrait.
Although Cullars says he was unaware the phone conversation was being recorded, the audio has since been shared on social media.
“This is something that I have looked into and I plan to sue him and the city for the situation it has caused me,” Cullars said.
Although he says he has no plans to resign, he still hopes he and the mayor can fix the issue.
Mayor DeGolian declined a request for an interview, but said an issue with the complaints process could be dealt with by Wilkes County Superior Court.
In a statement, he says: There would be little or no problem with a conflict if an appeal were handled this way because through the jury selection process jurors with a potential conflict would be excused.
A recent city council meeting was canceled after the city councilor could not agree on an agenda.
It is not yet known when this will be rescheduled.