SWEETWATER, Texas — The head of a museum partially funded by the City of Sweetwater is under fire for a controversial comment she made on Facebook.
On Super Tuesday, Melonnie Hicks, the Executive Director of the Pioneer City County Museum, wrote "I hope every single one of you pieces of s**t that votes republican, dies today."
The museum's Board of Directors called an emergency meeting to discuss Hicks' comment and her future with the museum.
The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sweetwater Police Department.
City Manager David Vela called the comments regrettable.
"It’s regrettable and reprehensible, especially from someone who is a community leader," said Vela. "Those kind of comments should never be made on social media or anywhere else."
Vela said the City does not stand by her statement.
KTXS asked Vela what he hopes will come out of Friday's meeting.
"We hope they make the right and responsible choice," said Vela. "(The board) may have a different definition of right and responsible. Let’s just see what actions they take and we’ll go from there.”
After the controversy broke, Hicks issued an apology on Facebook.
“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," said Hicks. "It was gross which is what I deleted it.”
KTXS reached out to Hicks for comment. She has not returned our call or social media message.