- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 9, 2015

New York state Sen. Jeffrey Klein is blaming a “junior communications staffer” for a now-deleted tweet that described Republican strategist Susan Del Percio as “hot.”

The tweet sent from the Democrat’s account included a series of random characters followed by a link to a Google search image for “susan del percio hot,” the New York Daily News reported.

“A female, junior communications staffer — who also happens to be a recent hire in our office — accidentally tweeted a link from her personal phone,” Klein spokeswoman Candice Giove said. “Mistakes like this happen and are taken seriously. We extend our apologies to Susan.”

Ms. Del Percio said she accepts the apology, adding, “It’s clear it was a silly mistake,” the Daily News reported.

Eric Soufer, who used to work for Mr. Klein, wrote, “As talented as he is, believe me, the man does not even understand Twitter, much less use it.”

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