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Local candidate receives pushback after tweet about Chinese students

Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 11:02 AM CST
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - A candidate for the Texas House of Representatives, Shelley Luther, has received some pushback after a recent tweet.

In a tweet that has since been deleted Luther said, “Chinese students should be BANNED from attending all Texas universities.”

She continued and said, “No more Communists!”

Luther went on to clarify her tweet with us and said she meant people who are Chinese nationals with loyalty to China, not America.

The Texas Tribune reported that Rep. Gene Wu has publicly asked Luther to apologize.

Luther faces incumbent Rep. Reggie Smith in the March Republican Primary. No Democrats filed to run for the seat.

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