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Trump adviser mentioned for Agriculture secretary called Clinton the c-word

Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller talks about the state’s plans to repeal a decade-old ban on deep fryers in public school kitchens, in Austin, Texas on June 18, 2015. (AP/Eric Gay)

This could make for an interesting confirmation hearing: one person being mentioned as a candidate for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet recently called Hillary Clinton a “c–t” on Twitter.

Meet Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, an adviser to Trump, who has been widely reported as a candidate for agriculture secretary in the new administration. It was just two weeks ago that Miller made waves with this tweet, which was soon deleted:

Miller later blamed a “third-party vendor” for the tweet and said the person responsible would be “terminated and removed from any involvement with me or my campaign forever,” according to a report in the Austin American-Statesman. Spokesman Todd Smith originally told reporters Miller’s account was hacked.

The story recirculated on Tuesday when Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) put two-and-two together about Miller:

Miller apologized for the tweet in a letter to colleagues.

“I have the utmost respect for my fellow man, men and women alike. I do not, nor have I ever engaged in this type of undignified behavior. I am embarrassed and saddened that it happened,” the letter stated, according to the American-Statesman. “As a God fearing Christian, a man of faith, and a proud Texas gentleman I would never do anything to dishonor our great state or the Texas Department of Agriculture.”

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