The woman whose profane anti-President Trump bumper sticker recently made national headlines says she might file a civil rights lawsuit against the sheriff who suggested she may criminal charges related to it.
Karen Fonseca on Monday said Fort Bend County, Texas Sheriff Troy Nehls had committed an "injustice" against her and her family by posting about the decal last week.
"No matter what race, religion, or belief you may have, we are all equal," she said during a press conference at the Fort Bend County Justice Center, according to KHOU.
"Not any one of us is any better than anyone else," Fonseca added. "Everyone's voice should be heard. And I'm just one person."
"He actually put us out there and more recognized than it has ever been before. And to me, it's been coming back as a positive for going ahead, standing up and not backing down."
Fonseca's attorney on Monday said her family is considering filing a civil rights lawsuit against Nehls after he publicly criticized her bumper sticker last week.
The controversial message reading "F--K TRUMP AND F--K YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM" has since stirred up heated debate over freedom of speech on social media.
The female truck owner whose profane bumper sticker about President Trump provoked an uproar on social media has added one criticizing her sheriff, according to KHOU.
KHOU on Monday reported that Karen Fonseca says a photo showing her new sticker about Fort Bend County, Texas Sheriff Troy Nehls is real and was made for her.
The new sticker hammering Nehls is slightly smaller than Fonseca’s original one about Trump and sits to the right of that decal.
“F—K TROY NEHLS AND F—K YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM,” the new sticker about the law officer reads.
“F—K TRUMP AND F—K YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM,” the original message about Trump on Fonseca’s truck states.
Fonseca on Sunday told KTRK that she had put the fresh sticker regarding Nehls on her car following his treatment of her for the anti-Trump one.
“The change came about today,” she said. We had been thinking about it and deciding that Troy Nehls didn’t think twice when he put the Facebook post up and exposed me and my family.”
“We’re getting more positive than negative,” Fonseca added of feedback to her truck’s latest sticker. “I feel it was gone about the wrong way and the sticker is appropriate.”
Nehls on Sunday told KTRK that Fonseca’s sticker about him “doesn’t surprise” him as “her behavior is disgusting.”
Fonseca was released from jail last week after she was arrested for an outstanding warrant related to fraud from 2014.
The Fonsecas have since publicly questioned the timing of her arrest due to Nehls’ now-deleted Facebook post about her Trump decal last week.
“I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359,” he wrote.
“If you know who owns this truck or if it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you,” Nehls continued.
“Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding it, but I feel we could come to an agreement regarding a modification to it.”
Nehls’ Facebook post last week went viral, prompting debate on social media about whether Fonseca’s message about Trump was valid free speech or disrespectful to the president.