SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A Texas judge is feeling the heat after posing a racially charged Facebook post.
"Time for a tree and a rope," Burnet County Judge James Oakley reportedly posted on the San Antonio Police Department Facebook page after Otis Tyrone McKane was arrested Monday and charged with capital murder in the death of Det. Benjamin Marconi.
Oakley is catching plenty of flack over the post, like this comment on the Burnet County page.
"This is 2016 and one of your judges is advocating lynching? This is despicable. A man like that should not be a judge," one person commneted.
Oakley publicly apologized Wednesday for the post and called his language "unfortunate."
But the sitting county judge denies that his remarks have any racial undertones.
Oakley reportedly said "that was not my intent," and went on to say, "Maybe I watched too many Westerns when I was little."
As a county judge, Oakley does not preside over criminal cases, but he claims to be an "advocate of due process."
One blogger predicts that Oakley's Facebook post "will follow his future and haunt him into the afterlife."
Judging from public outrage, it looks like voters may haunt him, too.