Last week, Melonnie Hicks, of Sweetwater, TX posted a horrible message on her Facebook page. Hicks, the director of a taxpayer-funded museum in Texas, wrote: “I hope every single one of you pieces of shit that votes Republican, dies today.”
Hicks deleted the post, but not before it went viral on social media. Screenshots of her vile comments made the rounds on both Facebook and Twitter. Many used her comments as an example of how unhinged the left has become, threatening violence against anyone who doesn’t agree with their political views at the drop of a hat. Earlier this week, Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) threatened US Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh over potential decisions they might make related to abortion.
“You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these decisions,” Schumer warned. Go HERE for video.
— Carol (@CarolSurianofam) March 6, 2020
Several Twitter users called on the Pioneer City County Museum to fire Hicks.
@PioneerMuseum67 You are surely aware that a business or organization's emplyees are the public face of that organization, right? @MelonnieHicks is YOUR face. Like it or not, SHE is what people will now think of when they think of YOU. She should be fired immediately.
— CarGuy (@CarGuy69635071) March 5, 2020
@PioneerMuseum67 if you have the slightest care or concern about the reputation of your organization you will dismiss melonnie hicks immediately!
— Bill Richardson (@wericha55) March 5, 2020
BPR reported about the incident – As the backlash grew, Hicks reportedly tried to backtrack by deleting her original post and uploading a new one explaining the reasoning behind her impetuous post.
“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,” she wrote.
In response to the controversy, the Pioneer City County Museum Board of Directors scheduled an emergency meeting for Friday.
Meanwhile, City Manager David Vela issued a public statement to the media calling for the board to “make the right and responsible choice.”
“It’s regrettable and reprehensible, especially from someone who is a community leader,” he said of Hick’s post. “Those kind of comments should never be made on social media or anywhere else. We hope they make the right and responsible choice.”
“The Board firmly believes that the Museum exists to tell the story of all people in Nolan County, regardless of identity or political belief,” Counts said. “While we do not condone in any way the statements made by Ms. Hicks, we do recognize and thank her for her many years of excellent service to this Museum and to this community.”
The wishy-washy statement that thanked their former director for her “excellent service.” from the taxpayer-funded museum, didn’t sit well with many of their followers on Facebook.
Here are just a few of the comments under their post:
She should have been fired rather than allowed to resign. It would have been an excellent opportunity to send a clear message not only to Ms Hicks but also to the community and country as well. The Board completely failed the museum, their town and community.
You knew exactly what she was, you are backpedaling like every other leftist out there who wishes death on Conservatives, after they receive the backlash!!! If you really meant it, you would have fired her and not praised her!!!! Who are you kidding????
Extremely poor judgement on Ms Hicks part. It is not just about Her political beliefs but the fact She expressed death upon others of a different view from Her own.
What do you think? Should the board representing the taxpayer-funded, city museum have responded differently? Should they have fired Ms. Hicks or should they have stayed out of it completely? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.