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County commissioner says she’s received death threats since her LGBTQ comments

Last week, a Nueces County commissioner spoke out against an issue relating to the LGBTQ community.

Since then, there’s been backlash.

Carolyn Vaughn says it’s gone too far. After receiving death threats against her and her family.

“They posted pictures of my 2-year-old granddaughter and another granddaughter and put ‘burn burn burn.’ ” Vaughn said. “They also posted a picture of me with a constable that said ‘death death death.’ Those are threats and I will say I am going to file on the ones that gave me death threats.”

Last week, Vaughn said she supported a proclamation, issued by County Judge Barbara Canales in support of the local Pride Parade.

But her problem is with some of the wording in that proclamation that encourages all citizens to support the dignity, the pride and the passion of the LGBTQ community.

We’ll hear more from Commissioner Vaughn about these death threats. We’ll also ask her if she could take back her comments, would she?

We’re also reaching out to some members of the LGBTQ community who have spoken out, against her.

We’ll have more, later today on KRIS 6 News.

The next Nueces County Commissioners meeting is set for a week from today.


Priscilla Torres

Priscilla Torres

Priscilla Torres is an Anchor and Reporter with KRIS6 News.
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