- Shelley Luther, a Republican candidate running for Texas House, said Chinese students should be banned from the state’s universities.
- Luther made headlines in 2020 after refusing to shut down her salon in Dallas amid emergency orders.
- Rep. Gene Wu, a Democrat from Houston, slammed Luther’s remarks as “racist” and called for a public apology.
A Texas Republican candidate for the House of Representatives has ignited controversy after calling for a ban on Chinese students from universities in the state.
“Chinese students should be BANNED from attending all Texas universities,” Shelley Luther originally wrote in a since-revised tweet. “No more communists!”