Texas Agriculture Official Won't Apologize For Anti-Muslim Facebook Post
Aides to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller say Miller has no plans to apologize for a post on a campaign Facebook account this past weekend that appeared to advocate the atomic bombing of “the Muslim world.” The post has since been deleted. The commissioner, who is on a trade mission to China, also has no plans to figure out which staffer shared the post.
Lauren McGaughy, state politics reporter for the Houston Chronicle, tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson that Miller has made anti-Muslim statements in the past, and hasn’t suffered significant blowback from constituents, despite Texas’ large Muslim community.
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