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Petition Calls For Casselberry Vice Mayor's Resignation After Incendiary Remarks Before Capitol Riot

A video posted to Rumble shows Casselberry commissioner and vice mayor Mark Bush at an Orlando rally January 5. Photo: Rumble
A video posted to Rumble shows Casselberry commissioner and vice mayor Mark Bush at an Orlando rally January 5. Photo: Rumble

An online petition is calling for the resignation of Casselberry’s vice mayor and commissioner after a video surfaced showing the vice mayor making incendiary comments a day before rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

More than 500 citizens have signed a Change.org petition calling for the resignation of Casselberry Vice Mayor Mark Busch.

A video posted to the website Rumble shows Busch speaking at a rally in Orlando on January 5 in support of the so-called Stop the Steal movement, encouraging protesters in D.C.  to make their voices heard, saying “watch out, all bets are off.”

A mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, resulting in a violent riot which left five dead including a Capitol Police Officer.

Spectrum News reports Busch apologized for the remarks at a commission meeting earlier this week, condemning violence, and said he had no plans to step down.

One city commissioner is calling for an investigation into the remarks.

Brendan Byrne is Central Florida Public Media's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing the organization's internship program.

Byrne also hosts Central Florida Public Media's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration.