A Texas Democrat is in deep trouble after he was recorded using offensive racial slurs when referring to African-American prosecutors.
Brownsville City Commissioner Cesar De Leon apologized on Wednesday after an audio clip surfaced Tuesday on social media that reportedly features his voice using the “n-word” when referring to African-American colleagues, along with other profanities.
“I want to begin by apologizing,” De Leon told The Brownsville Herald. “I want to apologize to the citizens of Brownsville or whoever had to listen to those tapes because there is a lot of profane language and that was a private conversation. It was never meant to be public, but it’s very important that people understand that I’m very apologetic.”
De Leon was reportedly recorded saying:
There are a couple of [F-word and N-word] that Luis Saenz is getting, and I don’t know where he is getting them from. They are coming down to my [F-word] city and now they are trying to [F-word] put everybody in jail because they think we are a bunch of Mexicans that hit our wives, which couldn’t be further from the [F-word] truth, but that is how they see us.
They are [F-word] … and I would say this, that I would never dare use that word, but you know what, yes, there are a couple of [N-word] in there that think that all of us are [F-word] taco eaters.