Harrisonville mayor apologizes for calling liberals 'true hate groups'

Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 18:34:55-04

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - The mayor of Harrisonville, Missouri is under fire after a controversial Facebook post. 

After reading an article about the removal of Confederate statues, he took to Facebook to write this post:



Screenshot of Harrisonville mayor Brian Haseks's controversial Facebook post. 



"Liberals and snowflakes have decided they have the right to erase history," he wrote on Facebook.   

“I overreacted and posted a comment that contained some things that were inappropriate and should not have shared my opinion,” Hasek told 41 Action News.

He deleted the post and issued a public apology a day later. He said he got emotional, but is not racist. 

“I honestly felt bad the next morning and that’s why I wrote the reply,” he said.

Hasek condemns what happened in Charlottesville. 

“That is not what we need in this country, we don't have room for bigotry, racism or hatred. Mr. Obama faced some of these same situations and he didn't have the magic wand for it. President Trump doesn't have it, I don't think anyone has a magic wand for it,” he said.