This is from a guy elected to statewide office in Texas. Unreal.
Source: San Antonio Express News
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, a Republican statewide office holder, walked back the idea that his Twitter account was hacked Tuesday, telling mySA.com that a since-deleted tweet calling Hillary Clinton a “c--t” was an erroneous mistake made my a campaign staffer.
In the tweet, which was deleted roughly 10 minutes after it was posted, Miller was citing a “new auto alliance poll,” which had Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, up by one point in the polls at 44 and Clinton, or as the tweet referenced her, “c--t,” was at 43. He then cheered on the reality star with a week left to go until Election Day by saying: “Go Trump Go!”
Miller lists himself as a "deplorable" in his Twitter bio, which references his support for Trump.
Miller, who has a history of posting controversial statements and photos on social media, deleted the tweet within about 10 minutes of posting it.
The Texas Tribune has more on this.
Miller or his staffers deleted the tweet within 15 minutes of posting it, and left this in its stead:
"@MillerForTexas HAS BEEN HACKED. The disgusting re-tweet has been removed and we have changed all account passwords. Be advised."
A few minutes later, that tweet was also removed, and Miller's campaign revealed they had actually screwed up. Minutes before the Clinton tweet appeared on Miller's account, the same message, word for word, was tweeted by another Trump supporter on Twitter with whom Miller's account had been recently interacting.
Miller, who sits on Trump's Agricultural Advisory Committee, has become one of his most vocal supporters in Texas in the home stretch to Election Day. Before the offensive tweet surfaced Tuesday afternoon, Miller was enthusiastically tweeting about other polls and floating conspiracy theories about Clinton.