MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - More choice words for Memphis. Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism says he is fed up with city leaders taking credit for work they don't do.
Chism got fired up at Wednesday's county commission committee meeting about what he says are the city's plagiaristic ways.
"I really don't like somebody taking credit for something they didn't do."
He says the City of Memphis took credit for initiating and executing the lawsuit against Wells Fargo.
"The facts are through Commissioner [Mike] Ritz, we put together a program and got a lawsuit going but Memphis is going to reap the benefits of it but it came from this board, it didn't come from across the street."
Commissioner Chism is mad at Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and the Memphis City Council.
"It needs to end… the mayor did nothing but took credit for it," he said. "The city has a big problem for taking credit for things they didn't do, haven't done and have no intentions of doing."
He's also mad at the media.
"You guys spin stuff everyday. I'm going to get in a position I can spin it and I don't think you'll like it."
Memphis City Councilman Shea Flinn says if credit is what the county commission wants, credit it shall have.
"I don't know about the Wells Fargo lawsuit," Flinn said, "I've always seen politics as it's easy to get stuff done if you don't care who gets the credit."
Still, Chism maintains, "Things that we do and things the media does is sometimes in a spin that allows one side to look better than the next and that needs to be corrected."