'Like Hitler:' Flint councilman insults council president, does Nazi salute
See an altercation between Flint Councilman Eric Mays and Council President Monica Galloway where he said she was acting like Hitler. The Detroit News
A Flint councilman referred to the council president as "Hitler" and gave a Nazi salute during a contentious meeting Tuesday.
Councilman Eric Mays and President Monica Galloway had been clashing at various points when, 3 ½ hours in, the arguments came to a head.
When Galloway tried to end a portion of the meeting, Mays talked over her.
“President Galloway, point of information: Did you have to be rude to me?" he asked.
She responded, “I’m not trying to.”
“Well then you shouldn’t have, I was wrapping it up,” he continued. “You ain’t got to be like Hitler. You sound like it from where I sat, like Hitler, what you want me to do."
Then he gave a Nazi salute.
When Galloway said Mays could be rude and out of order too, Mays responded: “Not when I say point of information and I said that.”
“What is your point of information?” she asked. He answered: “Do you want me to communicate with you like Hitler?”
She paused and then moved on to the presentation of minutes.
The seven-hour meeting was marked by failed attempts to remove Mays by suspending rules governing leadership.
Mays and Galloway did not respond to requests for comments on Wednesday night.