- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska health department employee who posted political comments aimed at Donald Trump on the agency’s Twitter feed last week is no longer with the department.

In a statement, the department said the employee was at home and not on work time when the comments were posted but made “inadvertent use of state resources to send partisan political messages.”

The department previously apologized for the incident and the tweets, posted during a presidential debate, were deleted.

The department has not publicly identified the employee, saying this is a personnel matter, and did not provide details surrounding the person’s departure.

The department says it will review its social media policies and that only the public information office manager will now have the ability to post to the department’s Twitter feed.


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