“There are a couple of f----ing n-----s that Luis Saenz is getting, and I don’t know where he is getting them from. They are coming down to my f---ing city and now they are trying to f---ing put everybody in jail because they think we are a bunch of Mexicans that hit our wives," De Leon said according to The Brownsville Herald. “They are f---ing ... and I would say this, that I would never dare use that word, but you know what, yes, there are a couple of n-----s in there that think that all of us are f---ing taco eaters.”
Mr. De Leon apologized for his use of racial slurs and said that he was not a racist.
“I made a terrible mistake, but please believe, I still stand against injustice, unfair, and unlawful treatment of any American regardless of race, religion, age or social standing," De Leon said in remarks that were posted on YouTube. "I will not stop honoring my commitment to the people of Brownsville, nor will I back down in my fight for our great community.”