Only Black GOP Official in Arizona Resigns Amid Threats

January 14, 2011  |  

(Black Voices) — There’s been a lot of talk over the past few day about whether or not the vitriolic rhetoric coming from Republican and Tea Party types contributed to the horrendous shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and murder of six others.  Now, the only black Republican official in the state of Arizona, a district party chairman named Anthony Miller, announced he was resigning in the wake of the shootings because of “constant verbal attacks,” including being called a “boy” and having someone form their hand in the shape of a gun and point it at him.

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