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Fullilove was seething mad during Tuesday night's city council budget meeting. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Fullilove was seething mad during Tuesday night's city council budget meeting. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - One Memphis City councilwoman is upset with the mayor and her colleagues.

Janis Fullilove was seething mad during Tuesday night's city council budget meeting, calling out Mayor A C Wharton right before a controversial budget vote.

"A man who is such a coward that he cannot come down here and face you," Councilwoman Fullilove said.

Before a crime summit in southwest Memphis Thursday, WMC Action News 5 asked her to clarify her comments about the mayor.

"I have a lot of compassion for people. I don't think a lot of people on council have compassion for people, so I've been very upset," she said.

She says she's cried a lot of tears since Tuesday.

The mayor said this in response to being called a coward, " With respect to whether I was there [council meeting] or not, the charter is very clear. It requires me to present the budget on mid-April. I've done that and that is the extent of my responsibility."

Fullilove said she believes there may be hope on the horizon.

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