Suarez Staffer Tweets Dislike For Constituents
Legislative Session Coverage
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Politicians have been learning the hard way in recent years that social media is not without its pitfalls, even if it’s the accounts of staffers. The latest politico to have to deal with a social media problem is Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, Christina Haramboure, an administrative assistant in Suarez’s office, has taken to Twitter to complain about the people she has to deal with while in the office.
“Dear Constituents…PLEASE GET A LIFE, A HOBBY, A LOBOTOMY …whatever,” Haramboure posted Monday.
She would later post, “It amazes me how much people like to call here & b*tch at me ALLL DAY. their lives must really suck #leavemealone #socrabby #angryoldpeople”
Haramboure told the Herald in an email that her Twitter posts, “are not a reflection of my attitude toward constiuents.”
Haramboure has since deleted her Twitter account and Suarez said she has since apologized to him and that he has decided that she would keep her job, despite her offering to resign, according to the Herald.
Commissioner Suarez has since changed his mind on her employment. Suarez released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying:
“I want to first apologize to the residents of District 4 for the inappropriate and clearly offensive comments made by my commission aide. Her tweets are unacceptable and are in no way a reflection of the culture within my commission office, and furthermore there is no justification for the disturbing things that she posted. I have terminated her employment with my office. This incident does not reflect my track record or how I have served the residents of District 4. Our office will continue to serve District 4 with utmost integrity while placing constituents first.”
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)