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Texas Lawmaker Thought It Was Ok To Call Black Prosecutors “Niggers”

Image: Cesar De Leon

A Texas lawmaker named Cesar De Leon has found himself in the hottest of waters after he got put on blast tape calling Black prosecutors all types of “f**king ni**ers” according to NBC News.

“There are a couple of f—-ing n—–s that Luis Saenz is getting, and I don’t know where he is getting them from. They are coming down to my f—ing city and now they are trying to f—ing put everybody in jail because they think we are a bunch of Mexicans that hit our wives,” De Leon said according to The Brownsville Herald. “They are f—ing … and I would say this, that I would never dare use that word, but you know what, yes, there are a couple of n—–s in there that think that all of us are f—ing taco eaters.”

At first, De Leon thought his comments were acceptable and refused to resign.

Veronica Sanders, one of Brownsville assistant district attorneys De Leon was disparaging in the recording, said the perfect apology would be for him to announce his resignation.

“He is not a representation of what Brownsville is or how Brownsville thinks,” Sanders told NBC News on Wednesday. “When you have a person who steps out and says something like that I think it’s time for you to step down.”

After so much backlash from social media, his peers, and the community, De Leon issued what still seems to me, a not so genuine apology via YouTube.

“I made a terrible mistake, but please believe, I still stand against injustice, unfair, and unlawful treatment of any American regardless of race, religion, age or social standing,” De Leon said in remarks that were posted on YouTube. “I will not stop honoring my commitment to the people of Brownsville, nor will I back down in my fight for our great community.”

We all know he is only apologizing because he got caught. SMH…

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