MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks said she is the victim of a "hightech lynching."
Brooks spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about her latest problem.
County commissioners are looking into whether Brooks lives outside of her district. One commissioner has called for her to resign.
Henri Brooks chose her words with the precision of a verbal surgeon.
She never denied living outside her district.
Brooks said there has been no evidence presented to show she's done anything wrong.
Brooks said nothing to reporters before the meeting, but it was just a matter of time before somebody on the commission said something.
It came right after her first vote.
“I'm going to challenge Commissioner Brooks' vote based on the charter that she doesn't live in her district,” said Commissioner Terry Roland.
The charter states that if a commissioner doesn't live in the district he or she represents, they can be removed from office. The county attorney is looking into this.
For the very first time Commissioner Brooks spoke publicly about the residency issue.
“We're talking about something that has not occurred. We're talking about something that has not been brought to us by the appropriate, and I emphasize, appropriate authorities. So, there is no basis for any of this discussion,” Brooks said. “I would hope we would disengage ourselves from this high tech lynching.”
Commissioner Brooks is very quick to pull out the race card when she is losing an argument. She can't prove that she lives in the district, otherwise, this matter would have already been settled. The citizens of her district deserve true and legal representation. Commissioner Brooks...it's time to put this matter to bed and move on.