Texas GOP State Rep. Dismisses Primary Challengers as Only Running Because They’re ‘Asian’… ‘That’s Kind of Racist’

Texas state representative D.F. “Rick” Miller archly dismissed his two Republican Party primary opponents for challenging him, claiming the only reason they are running is because they are “Asian”: “That’s kind of racist in my mind. But anyway, that’s not necessary, at least not yet.”

Miller, a 74-year-old white man, represents Fort Bend County in the Houston suburbs, which has large African-American and Asian-American communities that are projected to be nearly half of the county’s population by 2022. Miller, who is running to keep his seat in the Texas House, has not faced a primary foe since 2012.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Miller has lashed out at the former chairman of the Fort Bend Republican Party, Jacey Jetton,
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