DC: Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard Cohen resigned Friday, in the latest blow to the embattled left-wing nonprofit.
Cohen’s resignation came nine days after the SPLC fired co-founder Morris Dees on March 13, citing unspecified conduct issues.
Cohen announced his resignation in a staff-wide email Friday evening, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them,” Cohen’s email read, according to the Times.
Cohen took responsibility for unspecified “problems” at the SPLC in a statement released to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Cohen asked the SPLC’s board “to immediately launch a search for an interim president in order to give the organization the best chance to heal,” according to the Advertiser. more here