CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte/AP) – A North Carolina lawmaker wears his hatred for Duke University on his sleeve.
Rep. Brad Miller, D-N.C., the state’s five-term congressman and a 1975 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate, said he would back the Taliban if they were playing Duke.
“I have said very publicly that if Duke was playing against the Taliban,” Miller said very publicly again, “then I’d have to pull for the Taliban.”
Miller said he rooted for N.C. State against Georgetown and roots for them when they play out-of-state. And any time a Wolfpack win doesn’t affect Carolina’s ranking.
“The way I deal with it is, I scream my lungs out for Carolina,” Miller said. “I make no pretense that I am at all half-hearted in my support for Carolina. Nobody in North Carolina would trust a politician who claimed to be neutral on a matter as important as college basketball.”
Duke was upset by Lehigh University in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
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