Texas council member quits under fire over protest response

1 month 3 days 5 hours ago Wednesday, June 03 2020 Jun 3, 2020 June 03, 2020 3:18 PM June 03, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

PARIS, Texas - A member of a Texas city council has resigned under fire over a social media response he made to a protest of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody. Paris City Council member Benny Plata submitted his resignation at a special meeting Tuesday. The Paris News reports Mayor Steve Clifford called the meeting to censure Plata after the council member messaged a protester, “Why don't you leave America if it's so bad.” Speaking at the emergency meeting, Plata said, “I really care about the city I serve, and I was responding to one person berating America.”

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