A Charleston, South Carolina real estate developer and member of the city’s transportation committee is in hot water after a post calling former President Barack Obama a “Chicago street n**gger” appeared on his Facebook.
The State reported Wednesday that state legislators vowed to remove developer Bobby Miller from the committee after the post surfaced. Miller denied that he made the post, instead claiming his Facebook account had been hacked.
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
Sharing Obama’s new presidential portrait painted by artist Kehinde Wiley, the post used the slur against the former president and also referred to him as a “Muslim bastard.”
Responding further to the scandal, Miller, whose Facebook profile is filled with pro-Donald Trump posts, said he hasn’t gone to a committee meeting since last August and is “completely out of politics.”
State Sen. Margie Bright (D) noted on Twitter that it wasn’t the first time Miller has used slurs to reference politicians. He once reportedly called Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) a homophobic slur, and also called Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) the n-word as well.
Racist postings revealed dating back to Oct. Who would defend Bobby Miller? While giving him excuses for a bigot, go see if he ever helped fix roads in minority areas. Do you care? #charlestondeservesbetter
— Margie Bright (@margieBmatthews) February 14, 2018