PORTSMOUTH, VA – Portsmouth Councilwoman Lisa Lucas-Burke has gone viral for exploding during the City’s May 24 city council meeting after he colleagues voted 4-3 to fire its now former City Manager Angel Jones.
“She got a lot on this council, and that’s why they want to get rid of her. And I hope that y’all [are] seeing what’s happening, and I hope you make your decision when November comes,” Lucas-Burke said. “I’m pissed that the [expletive]…. yeah, I’ma say it. I’m mad as a [expletive], I am. Because I know what’s been going on.”
The firing came on Delta Day, who is a predominantly Black female sorority, of which Lucas-Burke and Jones are members of.
“Why would you choose this day to make a mockery of women,” said Lucas-Burke.
The audience was full of her sorority sisters who cheered her on as Burke chided the “male led” council who she alleges are charging “$3,000” in exchange for their vote.