AUSTIN, Texas - The race for Texas agriculture commissioner has centered on food, farming, and most recently a Confederate license plate.
Current Commissioner and Republican Sid Miller is backing a Confederate group's latest attempt to sell a specialty license plate. The Texas chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans proposed it. It doesn't include the Confederate battle flag and Miller says he sees nothing wrong with the group's push for it.
“It was actually back in March,” Miller said. “For some reason it comes up about 25 days before the election. I question the timing of it.”
Miller's Democratic opponent, retired Lt. Colonel Kim Olson, questioned the move and says candidates should be focused on farmers and feeding Texans, not license plates.
“I wouldn’t say this is where all my focus is,” Miller said. “I’m very good at multi-tasking.”
Miller said he’s more focused on getting the tariffs lowered, international and domestic trade, securing the border, and cutting regulations.
Miller also defended his factually flawed Facebook posts.
“We have never put anything up untrue that we posted ourselves,” Miller said. “We have shared some stuff and got duped that we didn’t catch.”
Click the video link above to watch the full interview with Commissioner Miller.