A South Carolina lawmaker recently uploaded Islamophobic and racist remarks on Facebook and now local lawmakers are vowing to remove him from the state-appointed board.
Bobby Miller, a Charleston real estate developer, and a member of the transportation committee, allegedly uploaded a recent image of former President Barack Obama’s new portrait, painted by artist Kehinde Wiley, calling Obama “nothin but a Chicago street n**ger.”
In the racist post on Facebook, Miller further referenced Obama as a Muslim bastard and a Democrat fraud, the post has since been deleted and the lawmaker claims his account was hacked, however, if that was the case, many are wondering how the post mysteriously disappeared.
Miller is an active Trump supporter who has been sharing posts that have quotes like "Trump will change America."
However, for Obama, Trump's predecessor, he espouses rather bigoted views.
As per Sen. Marlon Kimpson, D-Charleston, Miller “will be fired” from the Charleston Transportation Committee over the post. He compared Miller with the members of KKK.
With people like Bobby Miller making decisions impacting our communities, its no wonder we have large racial disparities in Charleston. We've been looking for folks in the woods with robes and hoods, while he sits in plain view spewing hate from the CTC. He will be fired today. pic.twitter.com/t9tsszt007— Sen. Marlon Kimpson (@KimpsonForSC) February 14, 2018
Miller is on the committee that allocates state transportation the Charleston County projects for years, but after receiving criticism for his anti-Obama post, the self-proclaimed Trump supporter claims he isn’t an active member anymore and hasn’t attended a committee meeting since last August.
“I’m completely out of politics,” he said.
However, other State representatives also want Miller to quit.
State Rep. Peter McCoy, R-Charleston, said Miller should be removed from the Charleston County Republican Party’s executive committee.
I call for the immediate removal/resignation from this Charleston Republican Executive Committee Member (Bobby Miller). This behavior cannot & will not be tolerated. What an absolute embarrassment. I call on Repub leaders to do the same. #chsnews https://t.co/kvW6fRNDd5— Peter M. McCoy, Jr. (@petermccoyforsc) February 14, 2018
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