Sid Miller is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore.
The outspoken Texas agriculture commissioner is fed up with political correctness this
holiday Christmas season, he said in a widely shared Facebook post.
The post from Miller, a Republican, generated quite a response, with thousands of likes and shares on Facebook. Many of the most-liked responses have criticized Miller for encouraging violence and ignoring other holidays at this time of year.
Even the state’s Democratic party weighed in, though it alleged on Twitter that its response was deleted on Miller’s Facebook page:
— Texas Democrats (@TXDemParty) December 17, 2015
Miller has a long and storied history of stirring controversy.
Last month, he posted a photo of refugees alongside another of rattlesnakes and a message: “Can you tell me which of these rattlers won’t bite you? Sure some of them won’t, but tell me which ones so we can bring them into the house.”
A spokesman later defended the post to local press.
“I think the post speaks for itself — that you don’t know which of the Syrian refugees may be ISIS terrorists posing as refugees,” Todd Smith, Miller’s campaign spokesman, told the Austin American-Statesman.
Over the summer, Miller shared an image that had been posted elsewhere on Facebook, featuring what appeared to be a nuclear bomb explosion behind the following text: “Japan has been at peace with the U.S. since August 9, 1945. It’s time we made peace with the Muslim world.”
Miller later removed his reposting of the image.
“It was an error by a staffer. The posting did not reflect the views of Commissioner Miller and as a result it’s been removed,” Miller’s special assistant Luke Bullock told the Houston Chronicle at the time. He also added that Miller “will ensure that future postings do not reflect views that do not align with his view.”