Was Mayor Glen Robertson Right in Apologizing for the Remarks Made By Victor Hernandez? [POLL]
Mayor Glen Robertson took to Facebook last night to announce that he had written Attorney General Greg Abbott in order to apologize for comments made by a member of the Lubbock City Council. That member of course was Councilman Victor Hernandez who criticized Abbott’s use of the Jimenez Bakery and other “props” directed at the Hispanic community. Mayor Robertson posted the following:
I try to keep my personal feelings about state and national candidates to myself because I do not think it is right to attempt to use the influence of the Mayor’s office to sway votes. I must however, be able to work with the Governors office, regardless of who occupies it. As a result of actions and comments made at Greg Abbot’s appearance in Lubbock this week, I sent the Attorney General the following message.
General, this is Glen Robertson, Mayor of Lubbock, Texas. I wanted to contact you to apologize for the comments of a Lubbock City Council Member during your recent visit to Lubbock. This Council Member does not speak for the Council, the City of Lubbock or for the citizens of this great city. Our local government is non-partisan and I find it troubling that a Council Member would attempt to use his influence as an elected official to personally attack you. I am especially upset about the verbal attacks made against your wife. Please understand that the vast majority of Lubbock citizens do not share his views and definitely do not share his lack of civility or his unprofessional method of attacking those who do not agree with his politics. Thank you for your service to all Texas citizens and good luck in your upcoming election.
Glen C. Robertson
I don’t expect this to be the last we hear over this issue. Did the Mayor do the right thing? Let us know in today’s KFYO Poll of the Day.