A Texas councilwoman is facing misdemeanor charges after a MAGA shirt sparked an anti-Trump outburst.
West University Place Councilwoman Kellye Burke was accused of yelling obscenities Saturday at a group of teenage girls over a Trump T-shirt, KPRC2 reported.
Investigators at the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office filed a “class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge” against Burke, a volunteer for @MomsDemand.
The girls, who did not want to be identified for fear of retaliation, were confronted by the councilwoman while they waited on line to buy cookies at a local shop, according to KPRC2.
Harris Co Pct 1 Constable’s Office files disorderly conduct charge against West U councilwoman after she allegedly berated a group of teenage girls over a Trump shirt: https://t.co/EsyCoj49xN pic.twitter.com/XbqYgnRV4i
— Jacob Rascon (@KPRC2Jacob) April 5, 2018
“A tall, short-haired blond woman came up to them and screamed, ‘Grab em by the (expletive) girls!’” the father of one of the girls said, adding that the teens tried to laugh off the incident at first.
“Then, she yells it again!” the father said. “At that point the girls were getting kind of scared, and then the woman starts, you know, going, ‘MAGA! MAGA! MAGA!’ while shaking her fist.”
One of the teens was wearing a shirt that read, “Trump: Make America Great Again,” according to the father who added that one of the girls said Burke had taken a photo of her. The teens reportedly left without addressing Burke’s outburst.
“They were scared,” he said. “They were absolutely scared. My little girl essentially wanted to know if this woman was going to hurt her.”
To avoid any potential conflict of interest, the case was referred by West U police to Harris Co pct 1 Constable’s office, who filed class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge against Burke. Girls involved and their families do not want to be identified, fearing retaliation.
— Jacob Rascon (@KPRC2Jacob) April 5, 2018
The behavior was totally unacceptable to the father who condemned the councilwoman for targeting kids.
“Adults can’t behave towards children like that, period,” he said.
The father shared that Burke apologized after reaching out and meeting with him and his wife.
“We accepted her apology,” he said. “I would be just as angry if any parent said this to my child but as an elected official I’ll let her voters handle this matter.”
A KPRC2 reporter tried to speak to Burke at her home but was rebuffed.
“What are you doing at my house?” she reportedly yelled from inside.
“You know why we’re here at your house,” anchor Jacob Rascon said as Burke claimed to have no idea. “The disorderly conduct charge,” he responded.
“I’m putting my kids to bed!” she yelled. “Go away!”
I love how libs claim to have the “moral high ground” but always scream and throw tantrums like little children.
Ms. Burke, I do hope you seek professional help. You obviously have mental/emotional issues to attack teenage girls the way you did.
— Jason Hudson (@PatriotHudson) April 5, 2018
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the tolerant left. Where it is okay to verbally abuse a teen.
— Kim Jung MAGA Hitler (@Unkle_Monkee) April 5, 2018
Liberals launched a pitchfork and torches attack on Fox News’ Laura Ingraham for daring to “mock” Parkland teen David Hogg but are strangely quiet when a grown woman, and elected official, bullied another teen in a Trump shirt.
Another example of the calm, reasoned leftist.
— James Egidi (@BronxjimEgidi) April 5, 2018
They don’t call themselves Nasty Women for nothing.
— Mama P. Bot ???????????? (@anniebeans59) April 5, 2018
Don’t care if she is D or R. This is wrong.
— crazyuncledonald (@crzyuncletrump) April 5, 2018
This sounds like stage 4 Liberalism. Someone, please get this woman help.
— Binary (@lIllIlbinary) April 5, 2018
Very next day there should have been HUNDREDS of CITIZENS out front calling 4 her resignation or ouster. Failing that, should be censored &made impotent, a virtual empty seat, 4remainder of her term! The REPUBLIC belongs to YOU, the CITIZENS! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THIS!
— Thomas M. Lee (@ThomasMDLee) April 5, 2018
— Who Do You Play For (@WhomDoUplay4) April 5, 2018
No, what is OUTRAGEOUS though is THIS …https://t.co/imAeGkCEhI
Yelling at young girls for their choice of a shirt, shows how unhinged you are.
— PissyFit???????? (@Pissyfits) April 5, 2018