Tim Boyd Mayor Colorado Texas
Tim Boyd is the former mayor of Texas town who told residents he owed them “nothing” as winter storms left millions across the state without power in single-digit temperatures, has recently resigned since his statement went viral on social media
Tim has since deleted the post.
Former Colorado City Mayor Tim Boyd wrote Tuesday that it’s not “the local government’s responsibility to support you during trying times like this. Sink or swim it’s your choice!” https://t.co/rv3tz32F4d
— KXLH – Helena (@KXLH) February 17, 2021
Tim Boyd Power Outage
. “No one owes you [or] your family anything,” Tim Boyd, previously mayor of Colorado City, Texas wrote Tuesday in a Facebook post. “I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout!”
In a second post, Mr. Tim Boyd said he “won’t deny for one minute” anything he said in the previous post but complained that his wife had faced harassment while adding that he had resigned from his position.
Mr. Boyd said he made the comments as a “private citizen,” and that he had resigned from his position days earlier. He is still listed as mayor on the city’s website, and city council agendas cite him as mayor as recently as last week, according to The Washington Post.
Mayor Tim Boyd Resigns
The former mayor said his wife was fired from her job due to his statement and complained that his family was subject to “undeserved” harassment and death threats. The Facebook screed was shared widely on social media and was reported on by numerous news outlets.
Residents turned to a community Facebook group to ask whether the small town planned to open warming shelters, while others wondered if firefighters could do their job without water. But when Colorado City’s mayor chimed in, it was to deliver a less-than-comforting message: The local government had no responsibility to help out its citizens, and only the tough would survive.
“No one owes you [or] your family anything,” Tim Boyd wrote on Tuesday in a now-deleted Facebook post, according to KTXS.
“I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout!”
Mayor Tim Boyd Political Party
In his initial post, Mr Boyd said people waiting in their homes to have their power restored were “lazy” and said that the “strong will survive and the weak will [perish].”
But residents in the region were anything but lazy; residents had banded together to help support each other by walking through the snow to deliver supplies. Others had opened up their private wells to provide water for those who had lost services.
Mr. Boyd’s tirade toward people he thinks is “too lazy to get up and fend for themselves” blamed the “socialist government”.
Is Tim Boyd a Republican?
It was not immediately clear which government Mr. Boyd was referring to, since he led the local government, and Republicans under Donald Trump ran the country for the last four years. Texas’ inability to provide uninterrupted utility service to millions of residents is partly due to the state’s decision to operate its own power grid in an effort to avoid federal regulation.
Boyd rejected the notion that municipal governments or utility companies had any obligation to provide paying customers with necessities like heat.
Tim Boyd Resignation
Boyd could not be reached for comment late Tuesday night, and it wasn’t immediately clear if he resigned before or after writing his controversial Facebook post.
Tim Boyd Twitter/Tweet
This is Tim Boyd, the now former mayor of Colorado City, Texas. He resigned today in the middle of an emergency disaster after telling constituents without heat, light or water that they are owed “NOTHING!”
Sources tell me Boyd will now pursue his dream of writing for Hallmark. pic.twitter.com/WpsIMdMumJ
— Vic Vela (@VicVela1) February 17, 2021