Austin, Texas – State Commissioner for Agriculture Sid Miller has asked a federal judge to stop a U.S. farming program from providing assistance to racial and ethnic minorities, arguing that the policy discriminates against the farmers of its “other white farmers.”
Miller’s lawsuit, filed Monday in Fort Worth Federal Court, was the first legal challenge to the Biden administration’s policy, sponsored by America First Legal, recently founded by Stephen Miller այլ’s other high-ranking Trump administration officials. :
“When it comes to financial aid, it doesn’t matter what your race or ethnicity is,” said Stephen Miller, a former top adviser to President Donald Trump, on the Sean Spicer Newsmax show on Monday.
Conservative Republican Sid Miller, who owns a farm in Erath County, has sued as a private citizen, not as a government official or on behalf of the state of Texas.
Controversially, he has been the state’s top agricultural official since 2015, an early supporter of Trump, campaigning against impeachment, meeting with transitional officials in 2016 to discuss a possible government post as secretary of agriculture. ,
He did not get a job, but his lawsuit mentions the agency’s current secretary, Tom Vilsak, seeking changes to the 2021 American Rescue Act. The initiative targets “vulnerable farmers or ranchers” identified by the Department of Agriculture as African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Indians, Asians, or Pacific Islanders affected by COVID-19.
“These racial exceptions are highly unconstitutional, the court must always order their implementation,” the lawsuit reads. “Doing so will promote equal rights for all Americans, and will help end racial discrimination, as the only way to end racial discrimination is to end racial discrimination.”
The trial, which seeks status on behalf of white farmers and ranchers excluded from the aid program, has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, appointed by President George W. Bush.
The O’Connor Courtroom is a favorite haven for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in the administration of the White House’s anti-democratic policies.
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Sid Miller’s past court battles. Early voting, COVID-testi
This is not the first time that Sid Miller has filed a lawsuit.
Last year, Miller joined a failed challenge from the Texas Supreme Court, which sought to overturn the order of Gov. Greg Abbott, who extended the six-day early vote before the November election as an epidemic security measure.
He also has a lawsuit to overturn a Texas Senate rule requiring a negative COVID-19 test before entering the Senate floor, upper gallery or committee hearing.
Last month, Miller sued Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and all 31 senators, claiming the test rule violated free speech protection and the right to appeal to the government.
After several delays, a trial is set to begin on Jan. 4 in Austin County Judge Jan anne Soyfer.
Outside the courtroom, Miller also spoke about racial issues that worried Democrats, civil rights groups and progressive leaders, including the “Get the Rope” comment he added to a Facebook post about the disability of the sons of Confederate veterans. To fly ARF flags at the Stephenville parade in 2019.
Critics said the lynching was an intimidation tactic used against racial minorities, but Miller said his comment was a joke about a popular salsa ad.
In 2017, Miller criticized the decision of the Six Flags Amusement Park chain to wave only the US flag, calling the removal of the Confederate flag part of a competitive, belligerent movement that sought to sanctify US history.
Previous Facebook posts also compared Syrian refugees to grunts, as if advising the use of atomic bombs against Muslims.
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