CHICAGO – A group of community activists gathered Sunday in front of the office of 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa demanding that he resign.
They say they are angry that Ramirez-Rosa allegedly grabbed Alderwoman Emma Mitts during last week’s aborted City Council meeting on Chicago’s status as a sanctuary city.
“We’re asking him to resign. His behavior is inappropriate, unacceptable,” said Pastor Anthony Williams. “We don’t feel that he can run our city or even help with the immigrants.”
Ramirez-Rosa announced on Monday he is stepping down from his role as City Council floor leader and zoning committee chair.
“Tensions were high at a chaotic meeting, and I let that get the best of me, leading me to act in a way unbecoming of a leader,” Ramirez-Rosa said in a statement. “I sincerely apologize to my colleague, Alderwoman Emma Mitts, for the disrespectful interaction outside of Council Chambers.”