A Texas Republican is taking heat for referring to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as the "C-word" in a post on Twitter that was quickly removed -- but only after screenshots were already taken.
In a tweet posted Tuesday afternoon, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, a Republican statewide office holder, noted a recent poll showing GOP nominee Donald Trump leading. Miller wrote, "Pennsylvania: New Auto Alliance poll. Trump 44, C**t 43, Go, Trump, go."
Nonetheless, Twitter users were quick to call him out.
A sampling below:
Hacked you say? Like it's SOOOO out of character for this guy to call Clinton a slur based on the best human organ? https://t.co/fykecjMgjD— Ginger Is A Construct, PhD (@Ginger Is A Construct, PhD)1478034473.0
The lovely @MillerforTexas deleted his tweet calling Hillary the C-word, but it lives on in a screenshot. https://t.co/sJJfeUAM7Z— Wendi Aarons (@Wendi Aarons)1478032890.0
I did not use the c-word, I was just plagiarizing from people who use the c-word— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@Matt Pearce 🦅)1478036728.0
So not hacked, @MillerForTexas? Cut and pasted? Where exactly did you cut the "c-word" from? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/4nckVI5MtW— Janet Johnson (@Janet Johnson)1478036051.0
C word seems to be commonplace usage for Republicans these days. https://t.co/sYe9Ltd0cO— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah™)1478035903.0
UPDATE ==> Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls ag commissioner's "c*nt" tweet "reprehensible." https://t.co/grCDRYzChW— Twitchy Team (@Twitchy Team)1478037313.0
Recap: 1. C-word tweet appears on Miller account 2. Miller says he was hacked 3. Miller team says it was inadvertent RT (but it wasn't RT)— Patrick Svitek (@Patrick Svitek)1478036246.0
Like clockwork -- not a hack -- throw staffer #underthebus #cword— Rafael Anchía (@Rafael Anchía)1478036721.0
I know it's a bit player in the c-word tweet but... "Auto Alliance Poll"?— Charles Star, Hostile Witness (@Charles Star, Hostile Witness)1478036790.0
I'm angry that I live in a country where there are humans that will applaud a female presidential candidate being called the c-word.— Steph Evz (@Steph Evz)1478036763.0
In conclusion, don't use the C-word on Twitter unless it's "Candy," "Christmas," "Civil," "Cake," "Cuddle" or "Compliment."— Omar L. Gallaga (@Omar L. Gallaga)1478036709.0