Sid Miller, a Republican also allegedly called on America to bomb "the Muslim world" and compared Syrian refugees to rattlesnakes.
Sid Miller, a Republican also allegedly called on America to bomb "the Muslim world" and compared Syrian refugees to rattlesnakes.

A tweet sent out from the account of Texas' Republican Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller has been causing outrage.

A censored copy of the original tweet, which was later deleted.
A censored copy of the original tweet, which was later deleted.

The Texas statesman soon announced the first of two conflicting explanations for the vulgar tweet.

The tweet, which was also later deleted, claimed that the twitter account had been
The tweet, which was also later deleted, claimed that the twitter account had been "HACKED".

Later Miller's office abandoned the "HACKED" defense and released this statement through various tweets.

Miller, a "Conservative Leader in the Legislature" according to his web page, has had his share of controversy from social media posts.

Last year he reportedly shared a Facebook post (now deleted) suggesting that the United States should nuke "the Muslim World." A member of his staff was also blamed for sharing the post.

Another post made on Miller's campaign Facebook page, compared Syrian refugees to rattlesnakes.

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.

Posted by Sid Miller on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The top comment on that post reads "The dead ones won't bite, Sid! That's an easy one!"

Miller's own campaign page is one of the 326 which 'liked' that comment.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies