Another Republican official in Texas has been exposed for using racist language, this time in a text message made public by a Galveston newspaper on Saturday.
Galveston County Republican Party Chairwoman Yolanda Waters referred to an African American party member using the N-word in a text, according to the The Daily News.
In the message to a party secretary, Waters was referring to J.T. Edwards, a black man. “Waters complained about personal loans she and her husband had made to Edwards, and then followed her complaint about the money by calling Edwards a ‘typical Nig,’” reported The Daily News.
Amid calls for her to resign as party chair, Waters has refused, according to the paper.
She claims there was a “typo” in the text, without elaborating on what word she meant to type.
The news comes in the same week as another Republican official, state Rep. Rick Miller, made a racist slur about “Asians.” He was forced to bow out of his re-election campaign.
Earlier this year, the Texas GOP dealt with bold anti-Muslim and pro-white nationalist sentiments within its own ranks.
A member of the Texas Republican Party’s platform committee, 74-year old Ray Myers, wrote on Facebook late last year, “Damn right, I’m a white nationalist and very Proud [sic] of it.”