NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) – New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart responded to her father's and the former President of the Chamber of Commerce, Timothy Stewart's resignation on Saturday evening.
Stewart tweeted, "I am very proud of my dad for doing the right thing."
Timothy Stewart resigned as President of the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce, announced chamber Chairman Gennaro Bizzarro on Saturday.
Stewart, the former New Britain mayor, was called to resign by city leaders after making derogatory comments about women.
He used the “B” word to describe a group of Democratic congresswomen and senators who wore white at the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
The comment drew sharp criticism from New Britain City Council President Eva Magnuszewski, who spoke with Channel 3 on Saturday afternoon following Stewart's resignation.
“I think the continuous press coverage that people kept emailing and calling the Chamber asking for his resignation," said Aldrewoman-at-Large Magnuszewski. "I think people just said 'enough is enough.' It is the era of the "Me Too" movement.”
Stewart apologized on Facebook Wednesday for his comments. He was also placed on administrative leave on Wednesday.
“I thank everyone for their continued patience, resolve, and support during this difficult time, and I am confident that together, we will get past this and continue to move the Chamber forward for years to come,” said Bizzarro.
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