Audio has been circling around social media over the last 24 hours of Brownsville City Commissioner Cesar de Leon’s conversation with Brownsville fire chief, Carlos Elizondo, criticizing Cameron County District Attorney hiring of two black prosecutors, calling them “fucking niggers.”
Here is the audio obtained by The Bench Wire:
“There are a couple of fucking niggers that Luis Saenz is getting, and I don’t know where he is getting them from.”
“They are coming down to my fucking city and now they are trying to fucking put everybody in jail because they think we are a bunch of Mexicans that hit our wives, which could be quote-unquote-true but that is how they see us.”
“They are fucking … and I won’t say it, I would never dare use that word, but you know what, yes, there are a couple of niggers in there that think that all of us are fucking taco eaters.”
In the video, he goes on to call out a few of his political peers, including Mayor Tony Martinez and calling another woman government official a “bitch.”
When asked about the audio, de Leon was quick to acknowledge that the voice on the racist tirade was indeed his and subsequently apologized.
This story is still updating. Stay tuned.