San Fernando Mayor Hernandez announces to city council (and his wife) he’s having an affair

This guy will go down in some very nasty Hall of Fame:

Thursday, November 23, 2011
San Fernando Mayor Mario Hernandez Admits Affair with Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre
Diana Martinez | San Fernando Sun

. . With his wife, Anna, sitting in the front row, Mayor Mario Hernandez, for whatever reason, decided Monday night was the night to formally announce that he lost his business, and filed personal and corporate bankruptcy. “And secondly,” Mayor Hernandez said, “I’d like to put out there, ‘to squash the rumors,’ that yes, I have been in a relationship with Councilwoman (Maribel) De La Torre.”

Someone should lend the Mayor a dictionary because you don’t “squash” a rumor by confirming that it is true.

What did the wife do? What can anyone do?

How heartless can Hernandez be to make a public announcement, on city time no less, with his wife staring him in the face? Actually, what happened next answered that question.

The aggrieved wife bravely stood up and said, “That’s why I’m here….” Mayor Hernandez retorted, “Yes, I know” as she continued to try to speak, saying “I’m his wife…we weren’t separated.”

Hernandez used his Mayor’s platform to tell Lt. Jeff Eley (acting Chief of Police) to prevent his wife from talking as residents gasped, and he went so far as to ask to have her escorted out of chambers. As those in the chamber audibly reacted, Lt. Eley said there “was a process” and the Mayor had the floor.

. . and the Chief of Police escorted her from the meeting.