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Miami mayoral candidate fires office staffer over offensive tweets

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Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez on Wednesday fired a staffer who griped about constituents on Twitter, a day after maintaining that the apologetic aide would keep her job.

Christina Haramboure, a 24-year-old special aide and administrative assistant, tweeted about her dislike of constituents for more than a year, dispatching a series of particularly offensive posts Monday in which she suggested some constituents should get “a lobotomy.”

“I want to first apologize to the residents of District 4 for the inappropriate and clearly offensive comments made by my commission aide,” Suarez said in a statement announcing Haramboure’s termination Wednesday afternoon.

“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.”

Among the tweets posted to her personal @ChristinaHam account, which has since been deleted, Haramboure hurled what many Spanish speakers consider a racially tinged insult: tira flecha.

More here.