TUCSON – Alex Kack can barely explain it. For him, what happened Tuesday night at a Tucson City Council meeting was so ridiculous, the only thing he could do was laugh.
“People really took time out of their day to go interrupt a city council meeting to just yell crazy, ignorant, racist, hate-filled stuff in the most absurd manner they could possibly do it,” said Kack.
On Tuesday, Kack was at a city council meeting in support of an initiative to make Tucson a “sanctuary city”.
Since the initiative already had the required number of signatures, city officials say elected leaders were legally required to approve putting the issue on the November.
However, right after council members approved the measure, one person in the crowd starting yelling. And Kack started laughing.
Video of the incident taken by News 4 Tucson Anchor Nick VinZant was posted online and quickly went viral. As of Wednesday night, nearly 5 million people have seen the video.
Kack though, says he wants the focus to be on the upcoming “sanctuary city”.
“It’s an incredibly dark time and there is a lot of hateful rhetoric that’s happening nationwide right now but ultimately the majority of this country – regardless of their political affiliation – understands that the loudest voices happening right now are kinda ridiculous. And I think the laughter is resonating because that’s how people feel right now,” said Kack.