90 Miles From Tyranny : Director of Taxpayer-Funded Museum Who Said She Hopes “Every Single” Person Who Votes Republican Dies Ends up Resigning

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Director of Taxpayer-Funded Museum Who Said She Hopes “Every Single” Person Who Votes Republican Dies Ends up Resigning

Museum Director Ends up Resigning after Public Outrage

The director of a Texas museum that receives taxpayer dollars appears to be in trouble over a post she made on Facebook on Super Tuesday, according to a KTXS-TV report.

“I hope every single one of you pieces of s**t that votes Republican dies today,” Melonnie Hicks, executive director of the Pioneer City County Museum in Sweetwater, posted, according to the station’s report.

After Hicks’ post went viral and controversy exploded, KTXS said she apologized on Facebook: “I was really mad at Republicans for voting against health care since my options today are die or go into debt to see the doctor. It was gross which is [why] I deleted it.”

According to a KTAB-TV report, both messages that Hicks posted on her personal Facebook page have been deleted.

.KTXS reported that the museum’s board of directors had an emergency meeting at the Sweetwater Police Department on Friday, March 6, 2020. The Blaze reported that Hicks ended up resigning.

“It’s regrettable and reprehensible, especially from someone who is a community leader,” City Manager David Vela told the station regarding Hicks’ social media comments. “Those kinds of comments should never be made on social media or anywhere else.”

Vela also told KTXS that the city doesn’t support her statement and that he hopes the board makes the “right and responsible choice” although the board “may have a different definition of ‘right and responsible.’ Let’s just see what actions they take, and we’ll go from there.”

Joe Hyde, publisher of San Angelo Live and a Republican, penned an op-ed saying Hicks should keep her job despite her inflammatory post.

“I don’t in the least bit feel threatened by [Hicks’] off-the-cuff comment on Facebook wishing that I die,” Hyde stated. “I know Facebook is driven by creating engagement that produces long visits and lots of eyeballs on its advertisements. Facebook evokes strong emotions to keep its users scrolling. The easiest emotion to incite is anger, and Facebook’s algorithm is quite good at turning calm and peaceful people into raging lunatics. Hicks was spending too much time on Facebook and wrote something she...

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Mad celt said...

I suppose she hopes those of us in 3rd parties only get terribly ill. Oh, well, another wackadoddle wingnut bites the dust.

Mike said...

Home address please.

Tewshooz said...

Surprised she was not shot, being Texas and all.

Sabre22 said...

Resigned My ass she should have FIRED and then be given a one way ticket to Seattle Washington and then to the nursing home that is contaminated there with NO protective gear and when she got the virus NO TREATMENT.