(JTA) — The mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller resigned after saying he agreed with some views of the suspected Kansas City gunman.
Dan Clevenger offered his resignation at a special Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday night; the resignation was effective the next morning.
The aldermen had voted 4-1 to start impeachment proceedings against Clevenger. Residents at the meeting had overwhelmingly called for his resignation or impeachment.
Clevenger, who was elected earlier this month, said he “kind of agreed with him [Miller] on some things, but I don’t like to express that too much.”
Miller, who also goes by the name Frazier Glenn Cross, has been charged in the fatal April 13 shootings of a man and his 14-year-old grandson outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., and a woman outside the nearby Village Shalom retirement community.
Several years earlier, Clevenger had offered a more robust endorsement of Miller in a letter sent to a local newspaper. He told the Springfield News-Ledger on Monday that he regrets writing the letter to the Aurora Advertiser about 10 years ago.