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Director of taxpayer-funded museum resigns after online backlash over post wishing death to Republicans


She also called Republicans "pieces of s**t"

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A museum director is looking for new employment after public outrage erupted over a post she made wishing death to "piece of s**t" Republicans.

Melonnie Hicks was the executive director of the Pioneer City County Museum in Sweetwater, Texas, when she posted the offensive missive on Facebook.

"I hope every single one of you pieces of s**t that votes republican, dies today," she wrote on Super Tuesday.

The post quickly went viral on social media with many bombarding the Twitter account of the library.

The museum released a lengthy statement later on Friday about the debacle and said Hicks had resigned.

"The Pioneer County-City Museum announced today that Melonnie Hicks has submitted her resignation as Executive Director of the Museum," the statement read.

"The Board firmly believes that the Museum exists to tell the story of all people in Nolan County, regardless of identity or political belief," museum board president Matt Counts added.

"While we do not condone in any way the statements made by Ms. Hicks, we do recognize and thank her for her many years of excellent service to this Museum and to this community," he concluded.

The website for the Pioneer City County Museum says the museum is housed in the historic Rag Land house built in 1906 during Sweetwater's railroad town period.

Here's a local news report about her resignation:


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