A man of two sides, Pugh can be charming, temperamental, progressive, juvenile.
A friend and trainer of Charles Pugh urged Detroiters not to draw conclusions about the council president’s whereabouts and said Pugh would return to office.
Pugh has not responded to colleagues or reporters in the past week. He disabled his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Not even Pugh’s office or colleagues know where the president is, causing confusion and slowing the legislative process.
“They are trying to do gotcha journalism,” Pugh, who raked in a six-figure salary doing similar stories for TV, said. “They make money embarrassing people, and it’s a shame.”
Police removed one resident who urged Detroiters to “attack” city council. Later, the audience broke out in protest songs, forcing a postponement.
In an unusually candid interview, Council President Charles Pugh acknowledged he was not cut out for politics.
Detroit City Council President Pugh plans to return to broadcast television, opts against a mayoral run
Pugh, who left Fox 2 as a television anchor and reporter, wants to return to journalism but said he doesn’t have a job offer yet.
Six Detroit City Council members have been meeting in secret to hammer out a plan to avoid bankruptcy with deep budget cuts.
One resident described state intervention as an attempt to “resurrect Hitler from the dead.” Another called it slavery.