BROOKLYN - Politicians are calling for Assemblyman Dov Hikind's resignation after a photo surfaced of him wearing blackface at a Purim party over the weekend.

"Your egregious behavior is shameful, degrading, unacceptable and unworthy of a leadership position," said state Assemblywoman Inez Barron, who joined others at City Hall this afternoon, asking for Hikind's resignation.

Hikind has issued an apology for the controversial costume.