Apr 18, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
In a story on News 14′s website, Perdue is quoted as saying that she thinks Parker should resign for the “good of the party.”
“I told him that the party had to get back to focusing on our core values: strengthening schools, creating jobs and expanding opportunities for all North Carolinians,” Perdue said.
Perdue’s call for Parker’s resignation comes after she told a different local news reporter to “get over it” earlier on Tuesday when asked about the ongoing sexual harassment scandal roiling her state’s party. Perdue is the de facto head of the NCDP as she’s the highest-ranking elected official in the state and a Democrat.
It’s unclear if Parker will actually resign. NCDP spokesman Walton Robinson has not returned any of The Daily Caller’s requests for comment on the issue.
This scandal has begun spreading up the chain into the national political realm in recent days, and may have national implications as President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party head to Charlotte, N.C. in just a few months for the Democratic National Convention.