Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller blamed his staff for a tweet that used a derogatory term in place of Clinton’s name while cheering Donald Trump’s one-point lead in a poll. “PENNSYLVANIA: NEW AUTO ALLIANCE POLL. TRUMP 44 C–T 43. Go Trump Go!” read the tweet, which was posted on Miller’s account.
A Miller spokesman initially said the Twitter account was “hacked,” the San Antonio Express-News reports. The elected official said in an interview with the newspaper that a staff member was responsible.
“You can tell by reading it it’s not something I sent out. I hadn’t read it,” he said, adding that he was “sorry it happened.”
“We dealt with it. It was a simple mistake, an oversight,” Miller added. “It should have never happened. I would never talk that way.”