State Rep. Rick Miller, R-Texas, dropped out of his re-election bid after facing backlash for racist comments he made about his Asian American challengers earlier this week.
He has not been around Republican channels at all, but he’s an Asian,” he told the outlet.
The incident prompted significant backlash from many in the Asian American community and beyond with Gov.
Moreover, the comments imply that Asian Americans only run for office to represent Asian American communities.
While that does not necessarily mean an Asian American needs to serve as the representative, he also noted that it’s important for legislatures to reflect America’s diversity.