The ex-Texas mayor who slammed his constituents as lazy following the epic winter storm earlier this week — which knocked out energy and warmth to many residents — claims his wife was fired over his blistering feedback.
Tim Boyd, the previous mayor of Colorado City, doubled down on his remarks from Tuesday — however mentioned his wife shouldn’t have been punished for “defending me.”
“The anger and harassment you have caused my wife and family is so undeserved….my wife was laid off of her job based off the association people gave to her and the business she worked for,” Boyd wrote within the since-deleted Facebook submit obtained by the Abilene Reporter-News.
“She’s a very good person and was only defending me! But her to have to get fired from her job over things I said out of context is so horrible.”
Boyd ripped residents of his tiny metropolis, about 250 miles west of Dallas as they grappled with energy outages and water shortages amid freezing temperatures after the lethal winter storm swept by means of.
“If you have no water you… think outside of the box to survive and supply water to your family,” the previous mayor wrote within the preliminary submit. “If you were sitting at home in the cold because you have no power and are sitting there waiting for someone to come rescue you because your lazy is direct result of your raising!”
He later claimed that he had resigned previous to the feedback, which he mentioned have been made as a personal citizen.
Boyd’s wife Casey labored as an administrative assistant secretary inside the native college system, the Daily Mail reported, citing her Linkedin web page.
Boyd apologized for “the wording and some of the phrases that were used” in his first submit, saying he’s acquired threats.
“I would never want to hurt the elderly or anyone that is in true need of help to be left to fend for themselves,” he wrote. “I was only making the statement that those folks that are too lazy to get up and fend for themselves but are capable should not be dealt a handout.”