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Berger calls out Republican commissioners


WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Commissioners yesterday gave Brian Berger a special mandate to show up on time or else.

Last night Berger had his first chance to meet that rule, but he showed up 20 minutes after a town hall meeting in Wrightsville Beach ended. But he had more to say than why he was late.

"I wish that the board would put aside its personal vendettas and personal agendas and do what's best for the citizens of New Hanover County," Berger said.

Berger claims that he was not surprised when the county tried to remove him using the amotion process, because only he and Jonathan Barfield work in the best interest of the people of New Hanover County.

"The politicians on the board are going to do whatever they have to do to get their agenda through, and if that means breaking the law and ignoring the constitution, whatever it takes to get their agenda through, they're going to do it," Berger said.

From there Berger shifted his attention to Chairman Woody White, whom he calls the biggest bully he has ever met.

"I have my shortcomings, and to twist that into turning me into a school shooter, a terrorist, a child torturer like this board did and like Woody White continues to do is ridiculous," Berger said. "I haven't been in a fight since the third grade."

Berger said that the only fight he will continue is the one for the taxpayers of New Hanover County.

His fellow commissioners gave him a pass for missing last night's meeting saying he may not yet be fully back up to speed on county business.

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