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Va. GOP treasurer said to offer resignation after questioning Muslims’ contributions

www.washingtonpost.com Published: July 31, 2014
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The treasurer of Virginia’s Republican Party has offered his resignation, two high-ranking party sources said, after questioning in a Facebook post whether Muslim Americans have contributed to U.S. society.


Bob FitzSimmonds, an outspoken party official whose online postings have stirred controversy before, called a statement by President Obama marking Eid al-Fitr, the celebration that concludes the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, “pure nonsense” in a public post on his Facebook page.



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