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Texas Agriculture Official Won't Apologize For Anti-Muslim Facebook Post

Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller is pictured on June 18, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)
Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller is pictured on June 18, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

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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