- Associated Press - Saturday, March 26, 2016

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A Kennewick City Council member is facing criticism over Facebook posts that began with a photo of Bernie Sanders with the words “I went to Yakima today. Now I know why Trump wants to build a wall.”

The Tri-City Herald reports (https://goo.gl/mDfWtp) Bob Parks also commented Thursday, “Wait until he sees pasco!” (sic)

Census information says a little more than half of Pasco residents are Hispanic or Latino.

Many condemned the post and a heated exchange between Parks and Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins followed.

Parks posted Friday that he had caused “quite a stir” for supporting Donald Trump’s plan for a border wall.

“You wouldn’t believe what people are calling me, and so close to Easter, I forgive them for their ignorant views,” he wrote.

The posts drew criticism from government leaders and Latino advocacy groups in multiple cities.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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