Texas Official Shamed Into Apologizing After He Tried to Shame a Latina Judge for Speaking Spanish at a Press Conference
Texas' Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo—the first Latina and first woman elected as the county's top executive referred to as "judge" in that county—addressed a bilingual news conference on Monday to brief the state's most populous county on a chemical fire. 43 percent of Hidalgo's county is Hispanic with 40 percent of the 4.6 million people identifying a language other than English as their first language according to census figures.
The press conference, where Hidalgo fielded questions from English and Spanish media outlets was livestreamed on Facebook by several media outlets. But at least one person took exception to Hidalgo's efforts.