The Fort Bend County Sheriff says his phone has been ringing off the hook over a video of a mom kicking her young son out of the house because he voted for Trump in a mock election.
Sheriff Troy Nehls said he’s received calls from all over the country – and even France – about the viral video we first told you about on Friday.
“After viewing the video, my heart breaks for what this poor child endured.” Sheriff Troy Nehls also commented “that if we can find a criminal violation of law, I will personally arrest her myself.”
Nehls said the woman told detectives the video was “a joke.”
But Nehls called the video “very disturbing” and said they are taking it seriously.
The video shows the mother's reaction to learning her young son voted for president-elect Donald Trump in a mock election held at his elementary school.
"Since you voted for Trump, you can get your sh*t and get out. Uh uh, the suitcase is packed by the door." the woman says at the beginning of the video.
In the video, she repeatedly tells her son to take his suitcase and get out of the house. The child is clearly terrified and crying, pleading with his mother to let him stay.
Once outside the home, the woman made the boy hold a sign saying, "My mom kicked me out because I voted for Donald Trump." As he walks down the sidewalk, the woman says, "Bye, Donald Trump lover."
Later in the video, the woman asks her child why he voted for Trump to which he replies because he sees Trump a lot on TV.
"I can't believe a mother would go against her son like that and put her kid through that much trauma. That's awful." said Mike Terry, a neighbor.
CPS is also investigating.
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