Who is Tim Boyd's wife Casey?
FORMER Colorado City mayor Tim Boyd came under fire over his controversial social media post where he called Texans "lazy" for complaining about the power outages.
In the since-deleted Facebook post, Boyd told residents that the “City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING” and added that “only the strong will survive.”
Who is Tim Boyd's wife Casey?
Boyd is married to his wife Casey.
The former mayor of Colorado City received backlash after publishing a since-deleted Facebook post calling Colorado City resident's "lazy".
After coming under fire, Boyd shared that his family had received angry backlash for his statement and urged people to leave his wife alone.
"The anger and harassment you have caused my wife is so underserved….my wife was laid off of her job based off the association people gave to her and the business she worked for," Boyd said in a Facebook post.
"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.
"I admit, there are things that are said all the time that I don't agree with; but I would never harass you or your family to the point that they could lose there livelihood such as a form of income."
What did Boyd say about Colorado City's resident's?
Millions of Texas residents are struggling without power due to a winter storm that blasted the state on February 16.
Boyd called the residents "lazy" and said the "City and County" and "power providers" owe resident "NOTHING".
"No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local government's responsibility to support you during trying times like this!" Boyd wrote, according to KVIA.
"Sink or swim it's your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING!!"
He added: "If you are sitting at home in the cold because you have no power and are waiting for someone to come rescue you because you're lazy, is a direct result of your raising!
"Bottom line quit crying and looking for a handout! Get off your a**es and take care of your own family!"
The mayor of the small Texas town has since resigned from his post after making the comments.
Did Boyd resign from his post as mayor?
In the afternoon of February 16, Boyd issued an apology to the residents of Colorado City and turned in his resignation.
"I would never want to hurt the elderly or anyone that is in true need of help to be left to fend for themselves," said Boyd.
"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. I apologize for the wording and some of the phrases that were used!"
Boyd said he had already turned in his resignation and did not file a ballot application to run in May.
"Please understand, if I had it to do over again, I would have just kept my words to myself and if I did say them I would have used better wording and been more descriptive."
"I apologize for the wording and ask that you please not harass myself or my family anymore!"
Texas continues to grapple with a bitter winter blast that has left millions of residents in the Lone Star State without power, and has reported 23 deaths so far.
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