King County Council strips leadership roles from Kathy Lambert after campaign flyer controversy

The council voted to remove Councilmember Kathy Lambert from leadership roles after a campaign flyer she sent to her constituents was considered racist by some.

KING COUNTY, Wash. — The King County Council voted Tuesday to remove Councilmember Kathy Lambert from leadership roles after fallout from a controversial flyer she sent to her constituents earlier this month that was deemed racist. 

The council voted 9-0 to approve the motion, which was a late addition to the council’s agenda by Council Chair Claudia Balducci. The motion removes Lambert from leadership positions within the council, and also removes her from all assignments where she represents the council on

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