Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney was hoping a public forum would help clear the air.
Friday’s event, however, didn’t turn out that way.
Instead, citizens and protesters outraged at the Mayor disrupted the meeting to the point where it had to be stopped early.
“Black faces put you in office! You are a liar!” one woman shouted. “Jim Kenney doesn’t care about us. His body language has been crap the whole time.”
According to Malcolm Burnley of Citified, Kenney “appeared at times flustered, exasperated and downright exhausted on stage. He took a beating.”
The Mayor’s comments only reinforce that description.
“If you’re upset with me because you think I walked back on that issue and you’ll never vote for me again, then I’ll totally understand that. I’ll totally understand,” Kenney conceded.
Eventually, the combined weight of disruptions, accusations and cursing led the pastor of the church hosting the meeting to call it off.