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FILE-In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks at an election night party for Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff in Atlanta. Commissioners in a suburban Atlanta county have voted to publicly reprimand a colleague, Commissioner Tommy Hunter, for calling civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis a “racist pig” on Facebook. News outlets report the decision on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, followed the recommendation of Gwinnett County’s ethics board, which voted earlier in June to sustain the ethics complaint against the Commissioner. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Georgia official to be reprimanded for ‘racist pig’ comment

FILE-In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks at an election night party for Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff in Atlanta. Commissioners in a suburban Atlanta county have voted to publicly reprimand a colleague, Commissioner Tommy Hunter, for calling civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis a “racist pig” on Facebook. News outlets report the decision on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, followed the recommendation of Gwinnett County’s ethics board, which voted earlier in June to sustain the ethics complaint against the Commissioner. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Commissioners in a suburban Atlanta county have voted to publicly reprimand a colleague for calling civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia a “racist pig” on Facebook.

News outlets report the decision on Tuesday followed the recommendation of Gwinnett County’s ethics board, which voted earlier in June to sustain the ethics complaint against Commissioner Tommy Hunter. He did not attend the meeting, which included a public hearing.

The public reprimand will involve posting a written rebuke on the county’s website, on the wall of the courthouse and in the local newspaper.

An Atlanta woman, Nancy Turner, filed the complaint against Hunter on Feb. 6.

Hunter spokesman Seth Weathers issued a statement that reads, in part, “We now know that mob rule controls the Gwinnett County Commission Board.”

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