Lee County board member under fire after attending DC rally
A Lee County board member is facing backlash after she was quoted in a news article attending the "Stop the Steal" rally in DC, which led to violent riots and five deaths.
3 NUMBERS 6, 1, 0. PICK >>> COMING UP 5:40 SEVEN. MORNING TO YOU. THERE IS A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER STANDING BY HER DECISION TO GO TO THE PRESIDENTS D.C. RALLY AS MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC PRESSURE HER TO RESIGN. THE SCHOOL BOARD IS LOOKING INTO HER INVOLVEMENT IN THE EVENTS LAST WEEK AND BRETT KNESE IS LIVE IN SANFORD TO EXPLAIN HOW THE BOARD MEMBER IS SAYING SHE HAS NO INTENTIONS OF STEPPING DOWN. >> Reporter: THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT. SOME MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC GATHERED HERE AT LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL LAST NIGHT WHILE THE SCHOOL BOARD MET. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO.THIS IS VIDEO OF THE PROTEST. THEY DEMANDED THAT SHERRY-LYNN WOMACK RESIGNED HER POSITION AND YOU CAN SEE THEM HOLDING UP SIGNS AND SHOUTING. THE PUBLIC OUTCRY CAME AFTER SHE WAS QUOTED IN A U.S. TODAY ARTICLE SAYING SHE WENT TO DEMANDED BETTER ELECTION SECURITY AND STRONGER MOTOR I.D. LOSS. SHE SAID SHE DID NOT TAKE PART IN ANY OF THE VIOLENCE AND HAD THE RIGHT TO BE THERE. >> GOING DOWN THERE. I HAVE THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION JUST LIKE ANYBODY ELSE. AND THE SCHOOL BOARD, WHEN THEY DID THE QUOTE WHATEVER THEY DID IT FROM. I NEVER SAID I AM HERE OFFICIALLY SPEAKING AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. >> DURING LAST NIGHT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, THE BOARD ANNOUNCED IT WOULD OPEN UP AN INVESTIGATION INTO HER ACTIONS TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT SHE BROKE ANY OF THE SCHOOL BOARD'S