Miller Apologizes for Volunteer’s Tweet

Anchorage, Alaska. August 27, 2010 — A tweet went out today from Joe Miller’s Twitter account, the intent of which was to encourage the Libertarians to stay true to their party’s values and not to allow Senator Murkowski to run under their banner. It linked to an article in the Daily Caller saying the two were in discussions.

Miller responded, “Throughout the campaign I have had volunteers who assist in many areas, including assisting me in communicating through Twitter. This tweet was in poor judgment and the volunteer has been relieved of those duties. And while the comments have been misconstrued (they were directed at the Libertarian Party), I don’t stand by those comments. The Libertarians are free to choose whomever they want to represent them. It’s up to them to decide who best represents their values. I am a Republican Party U.S. Senate candidate, and look forward to representing that party’s message of limited government and returning power to the states and the people who live in them. I certainly apologize to Senator Murkowski for any hurt feelings caused by this poorly conceived post.”