Beaumont, Texas Mayor Becky Ames was forced to apologize after she was busted her visiting a nail salon, violating her own stay-at-home orders for her city.
12NewsNow say that Ames visited the salon on Tuesday, which should have been closed due to Ames' own lock down orders of non-essential businesses. A flood of complaints rolled in, leading to investigations by the county's D.A. and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Ames has apologized, saying there was no malice in her actions. She said she just needed the acetone removed from her old manicure and was "in and out in ten minutes." She admitted "I regret my action that day and I'm honestly sorry."
Ames offered a heartfelt apology:
“I promise there was no malice intended,” she wrote in a statement. “I should never have entered the salon last Tuesday. I did not intend to take personal privilege while asking others to sacrifice and for that I am truly remorseful.” She admitted that “as an elected official I am held to a higher standard. I regret my action that day. I am honestly sorry and I pray that you will forgive me,” she said.
Do you think Ames should do more than just apologize? Face a fine perhaps?