Aug 17 2015
Don’t expect Sid Miller, the Texas Republican Agriculture Commissioner, to apologize for a social media post that apparently called for the nuclear bombing of ‘the Muslim world’ in order to have long-term peace – despite an outcry from critics.
Texas Tribune Miller, who is currently on a trade mission to China, did not personally share a controversial photo that appeared on his campaign Facebook account and has since been removed, Todd Smith, the Republican’s campaign spokesman, said Monday. The commissioner has no plans to figure out which of his staffers shared the posting, or to apologize, Smith said.
“We’re not going to apologize for the posts that show up on our Facebook page,” said Smith, estimating that 18 people have access to the campaign account. “I don’t know who did it, but I’m not going to start a witch hunt to find out who did.”
The photo, originally shared by the Facebook user The Patriots IV Drip 2, depicted a mushroom cloud framed by two statements: “Japan has been at peace with the US since August 9, 1945” and “It’s time we made peace with the Muslim world.” The posting also included the text: “#noislamknowpeace” and “#COMETAKE.”
Not surprisingly, Texas ‘Dhimmi’ Democrats decried the posting as “hateful,” calling for an apology.