(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Democrat Commissioner Felicia Franklin of Clayton County in Georgia, faced a humiliating vote for her replacement after a disturbing video surfaced, allegedly capturing her verbally abusing and cursing out first responders who were attempting to provide first aid assistance.
The video, captured on body cam footage from a September night, showcased Commissioner Franklin’s unruly behavior after what was described as a wild alcohol-filled night. The footage revealed her giving the middle finger to officers and adamantly refusing assistance.
NEW: Democrat Georgia county commissioner Felicia Franklin was found wasted & passed out in the street according to police bodycam footage.
Additional footage from her ride in the ambulance shows her assaulting people trying to help.
Franklin is now claiming to be the victim,… pic.twitter.com/ssI15SEtOq
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 13, 2023
Franklin, who represents a district near Atlanta, initially dismissed the video, claiming she was drugged by somebody. However, subsequent toxicology tests painted a different picture, revealing the presence of both alcohol and weed in her system.
The footage obtained by the Daily Mail depicted officers informing Franklin that they believed she had consumed several drinks that day. In response, Franklin insisted that she had only had a glass of wine and a cocktail.
“I don’t know what they gave me,” she claimed in one video. When confronted about the possibility of facing legal consequences, she dismissively retorted, “I don’t give a f**k, get him out my face.”
Amid the sickening incident, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners moved swiftly to appoint a new vice chair. However, Franklin retained her position as an elected member of the board of commissioners, which functions as the city council.
Following the controversy, Franklin took to Facebook to claim she had been drugged, stating, “It is believed by my medical professionals that I was drugged with a GHB pill, more commonly known as the ‘date rape pill,’ and this incident has shaken me to my core.”
According to Fox 5 Atlanta, County Commissioner Chairman Jeff Turner defended the decision to oust Franklin from her role as vice chair, stating, “The video spoke for itself. What more can we say?” He added, “We represent the citizens of Clayton County, and we have to make sure we present ourselves in a way that our citizens are going to be proud of us.”