Pharr city commissioner issues apology for comment calling ‘chainsaw man’ a hero

2 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Friday, June 12 2020 Jun 12, 2020 June 12, 2020 10:37 PM June 12, 2020 in News - Local

An apology was issued on Friday from a Pharr city commissioner who posted support for the man who was caught on video brandishing a chainsaw at McAllen protesters last week.

Commissioner Richard Medina faced criticism from people in a meeting after he stated his apology. Protesters also stood outside of Pharr City Hall calling for his resignation. He posted a comment on Facebook calling the man threatening protesters in McAllen a hero.

Medina explained in his apology he did not understand the full context of the video before posting the comment. The commissioner was supported by other members of the commission, saying they are taking Medina’s word that he didn’t understand.

Medina indicated he has no intention to resign.

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