Alex Triantafilou, chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party, called for Young’s resignation, WCPO reported.
“I was offended and hurt for the family,” Triantafilou said. “I think our community has been so affected by this tragedy, and to have an elected leader in government make remarks that were so crass and painful — I was sad. I was saddened by the whole thing.”
Young's colleagues on the city council said the exchange was embarrassing.
You have to be ultra-sensitive and supportive of the family, and he definitely missed the mark there," Republican Amy Murray said. "It was shocking to me."
Democrat Tamaya Dennard also called it "shocking," while fellow Democrat Greg Landsman called it "awful."
"I don't know how to explain it. It was a terrible, terrible thing," Landsman said.
Tim Burke, the county's Democratic Party chairman, told WCPO that calls for Young's resignation were unjustified.