Oh. My. Gawd. This isn’t going to end well.
Just 2 days after entering the race for Mayor the Houston Fire Fighters Union endorsed City Councilman Dwight Boykins over Tony Buzbee. They might want to take a mulligan after Boykins performance at a Youth Advocacy Summit organized by OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates and Mi Familia Vota. As reported by ABC 13:
“He was telling us we should keep our legs closed, that we shouldn’t taint ourselves,” said 16-year-old Khloe. “In a way, saying that we should stay pure because otherwise, in the future, other men won’t want us.”
And it got worse. And there is a video. I’m not a fan of Boykins for Mayor. I feel he tried to jump on the Pay Parity issue for the Fire Fighters for political gain. The Union prematurely endorsed him because of their disdain for Mayor Turner. This was a real bad performance by Boykins. He did issue an apology:
Over the course of my career, I have always been plain-spoken and have always spoke from my heart, especially where it involves laying a positive path forward for our youth. That was my sole objective recently when I was asked to speak to a group of students about their future hopes and dreams. During the discussion, I shared my perspective on life and the importance of staying focused while avoiding some of the pitfalls that far too often plague many of our youth, a message I have delivered to groups around the city. My words were met to inspire and I deeply regret the extent to which they caused anyone hurt or discomfort. That was never my intention, and to anyone who may have taken offense by what I said, I apologize.