The Texas Tribune reports:
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller called on Gov. Greg Abbott to halt his recent policy of additional commercial inspections at the border, calling the measure “political theater” and predicting it will leave grocery store shelves empty within weeks.
In an open letter addressed to the governor Tuesday, Miller said Abbott’s “economy killing action” is exacerbating already strained supply chains and causing massive produce shortages resulting in “untold losses” for Texas businesses.
“Your inspection protocol is not stopping illegal immigration,” Miller said in his letter. “It is stopping food from getting to grocery store shelves and in many cases causing food to rot in trucks — many of which are owned by Texas and other American companies. … The people of Texas deserve better!”
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Miller last appeared on JMG in 2021 when he was named as a speaker at an anti-vax/QAnon event that also featured Michael Flynn, Lin Wood, Sidney Powell, and a slew of other crackpots. In 2016, Miller called Hillary Clinton a “cunt” on Twitter, for which he was rewarded with consideration to become Trump’s agriculture secretary.
And now he’s attacking Greg Abbott.
Predicting food shortages, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller calls on Gov. Greg Abbott to stop new vehicle inspections at the border. https://t.co/uGXhWe3pou
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) April 13, 2022