Kalkaska Village President Jeff Sieting could face a recall after controversies regarding the sign outside of his business supporting President Trump, as well as comments he made on social media regarding Muslims.
Since the controversy started, a protest was held outside the Sieting Hotel while supporters rallied to show him they have his back.
Then, a Village Board meeting was attended by opponents and detractors speaking out for and against Sieting-the issue just doesn't seem to go away.
Now, those upset with Sieting are discussing possibly removing him by office by recalling him.
According to the Traverse City Record Eagle:
"Kalkaska’s village president’s continued refusal to apologize for his Facebook posts may trigger an attempt to remove him from office.
A series of posts village President Jeff Sieting shared on his personal Facebook page — including one that appeared to call for the killing of Muslims — caught Cindy Anderson’s eye several weeks ago. She and others fruitlessly sought Sieting’s apology at a June 26 village meeting.
Anderson, a real estate broker who owns land in the county and grew up near Kalkaska, returned for Monday’s village council meeting and asked Sieting if he thinks he should apologize for the social media activity. He displayed no remorse.
Sieting’s refusal to apologize will prompt a meeting of local residents and others who help comprise the Facebook group “Kalkaska Residents for Peace” to determine how to move forward. The group of about 154 people will look at different options, including a potential recall and finding someone to run against Sieting in 2018, Anderson said...
Sieting said the continuing issue likely is the result of non-village residents’ continuing attempts to kick him out of office because they oppose President Donald Trump and a sign on his Hotel Sieting asking citizens to pray for Trump — a dispute that began before his Facebook page began making headlines.
Other people could be joining this latest charge against Sieting simply because they do not like various changes he’s helped make during his time in office, he said."