Three days after having apologized during a city commission meeting for calling two black county prosecutors “niggers,” as well as calling other female officials “bitch” and “twat,” among other things during a secretly recorded conversation between himself and Carlos Elizondo, and concluding the message affirmatively stating that he would not resign, Brownsville City Commissioner Cesar De Leon has resigned from his post effective immediately in the most bullshit way possible.
The Brownsville Herald’s Kaila Contreras broke the story earlier today:
As you may recall from the recording, De Leon accused Mayor Martinez of giving jobs to his friends so I’d bet my left nut that Martinez said, “it is what it is” with a giant shit-eating grin on his face.
So, with all of this controversy swirling around whether or not De Leon is fit for office, there’d be NO question as to why he would resign, right?
I guess somewhere between his statement where he wanted to keep his “commitment to the people of Brownsville” and that “nor will (he) back down in (his) fight for (their) great community,” he suddenly forgot that he didn’t want to “jeopardize (his) profession” any more than he already has. Was this “conflict of interest” his own internal conflict between being a racist and having to serve a multi-racial community? WHO KNOWS?!
At the end of it, just as we thought, De Leon was always in it to look out for himself. He did the noble thing by stepping down but did it in a way that almost completely negates any goodwill that could have come of it.
For now, Brownsville for your sake, try your best not to elect another piece of shit.