Maryland lawmaker who used n-word returns to House floor in Annapolis

A Maryland lawmaker who was censured for using the n-word to refer to Prince George's County returned to work on the House floor in Annapolis on Wednesday.

Mary Ann Lisanti, a Harford County Democrat, was censured by the House Thursday after she admitted using the racial slur at an Annapolis cigar bar to describe door-knocking efforts she conducted in Prince George's County, a majority black jurisdiction.

Her own county's Democratic Committee voted on Saturday to call for her resignation, saying it's no longer possible for her to be an effective representative.


Lisanti has stayed away from Annapolis since she was censured. Harford County's Democratic Central Committee voted Saturday at a special session to call for Lisanti's resignation.

Lisanti has said she will not resign. Committee chair Denise Perry said Lisanti's hateful comments make it impossible for her to be an effective representative.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.