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Bullock Staffer Fired After Free Beacon Report

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Montana Democratic governor Steve Bullock's Senate campaign fired its deputy press secretary late Thursday after the Washington Free Beacon reported on the aide's history of offensive comments online.

Evan McCuller, who joined the campaign as deputy press secretary in June, apologized for his "vile, inappropriate and unacceptable" comments in a statement reported by the Associated Press.

"I especially owe an apology to the women and members of the LGBTQ+ community that these posts have rightly offended, and to my family and others who will receive undeserved negative attention because of my actions," McCullers said.

McCullers’s derogatory remarks on Twitter included jokes about rape and use of homophobic slurs. The Bullock campaign's communications director Olivia Bercow disavowed McCullers’s tweets in a statement.

"The tweets are inappropriate and do not reflect Montana values. When we learned about them, he was let go," Bercow said.

The Bullock campaign did not respond to Free Beacon inquiries on McCuller.