Welp, kids, file this one under “Not Helpful”:

How does one defend something like this? Here’s one option:

Some people seem … skeptical:

In any event, this election seriously can’t end soon enough.

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Oh dear:

Shortly after nixing the tweet, Miller claimed his account had been breached: “@MillerForTexas HAS BEEN HACKED. The disgusting re-tweet has been removed and we have changed all account passwords. Be advised.”

Miller’s own office, however, later contradicted the commissioner, altogether abandoning the “hacked” defense with this statement: “The campaign was retweeting information today and inadvertently retweeted a tweet that they were not aware contained a derogatory term. The tweet was taken down as soon as possible. Commissioner Miller finds the term vulgar and offensive and apologizes to anyone who may have seen it.” The offending tweet, however, was not an actual retweet—and so, if this excuse is to be believed, a staffer was copying-and-pasting from another Twitter user’s account.

Ooooooof.

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