Outrage Erupts at Clarksburg City Council Meeting
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on October 17, 2013 @ 11:46PM
Created on October 17, 2013 @ 9:58PM
A scene erupted after the Clarksburg City Council meeting Thursday night; the result of a speech by councilman Sam "Zeke" Lopez.
Councilwoman Margaret Bailey called for Lopez's resignation during the council's last meeting. In response, Lopez delivered a three-page speech, in which he addressed his arrest in July, calling it "wrongful," and accused other members of the council of trying to gain a political advantage over him because of that arrest. The statement contained a personal attack on Bailey, who fiercely objected, but Lopez was permitted to finish his speech.
Lopez concluded his speech with, "I will not resign from the office to which I was elected and I will not change my views, opinions, or positions on this council as a result of these unfair and unfounded criminal charges and continued efforts to publicly embarrass me by members of this council."
Lopez abruptly made a motion to adjourn the meeting after he finished his speech and rushed out of the room. People who attended the meeting called Lopez's statement "despicable" as he walked past them.
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