Having only been in office as mayor of Corpus Christi for less than a month, Texan Dan McQueen announced that he was stepping down.
Apparently, members of the public were deeply unhappy with him being their mayor.
“Consider this my resignation. I resign immediately. The city can no longer deal with such differing views and divisiveness. I step down from my position as Mayor, in order to allow the council and city to regain focus on success.
Sorry, they are now into my ex-wives and kids. Nothing good will come from that mess.”
It’s unclear what specifically made McQueen quit; he’d reportedly been frustrated by questions the local media had been asking.
His resignation “came on the heels of questions about his stated educational background, his chief of staff hire and a series of Facebook posts that took aim at fellow council members, city staff and the local media.”
McQueen had taken to Facebook to criticize and berate members of the City Council.
“It’s for the better of the city that he did that… You can’t come back from something like that when you criticize the staff, the media and the city.
You can’t lead like that. I know I wasn’t going to follow.”
McQueen’s seat will be filled in a special election.
Here’s to Republicans who know they’re unwanted in a leadership position stepping down from that position!