SABATTUS, Maine (AP) - A Maine man who used a racial
slur and suggested shooting President Barack Obama in a Facebook posting
has resigned from all boards and committees on which he serves in the
town of Sabattus.
David Marsters submitted his resignation in an email. He apologized for his remarks.
The resignation came hours before selectmen were to meet Thursday
evening to consider removing Marsters from all positions he held in the
Marsters was interviewed by the Secret Service and Sabattus police
are investigating. Town Manager Andrew Gilmore said the comments were
hateful and the opposite of what the town stands for.
Marsters, a retired police officer, proposed a town ordinance to
require heads of household to own guns, but selectmen unanimously
rejected the idea.