A White House staffer has been fired for writing an anonymous, highly-offensive Twitter account.
A White House staffer has been fired for writing an anonymous, insult-lobbing Beltway Twitter account.
The White House confirmed to NBC News that White House staffer Jofi Joseph is no longer employed as a senior National Security Council staffer. Joseph was recently outed the author of Twitter account @natsecwonk.
The account was well-known among Washington circles for its two-year-old, highly critical and insulting stream of commentary that attacked everyone from journalists to congressmen to White House officials--often below the belt.
Politico reports the Twitter feed often questioned the sexual orientation of South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, while mocking the weight or appearances of female politicians.
"Was Huma Abedin wearing beer goggles the night she met Anthony Wiener? Almost as bad a pairing as Samantha Powers and Cass Sunstein ....," the account tweeted according to The Daily Beast’s log of the now-deleted account.
“It has been a privilege to serve in this Administration and I deeply regret violating the trust and confidence placed in me,” Joseph confessed to Politico in an email. “What started out as an intended parody account of DC culture developed over time into a series of inappropriate and mean-spirited comments. I bear complete responsibility for this affair and I sincerely apologize to everyone I insulted.”