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Sid Miller faced online backlash a month ago for posting the phrase 'get a rope' on Facebook. This weekend, Gov. Abbott said it on Twitter.

Abbott responded to criticism about his language by pointing to a decade's old Pace salsa ad. He told a critic to "lighten up."

Gov. Greg Abbott delivers a speech at the swearing-in ceremony of Justice Brett Busby on March 20, 2019.

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