Man whose retweet called Clinton a 'c***' may be among Trump Cabinet 'finalists'

A Texas official who recently made headlines for sharing a tweet that called Hillary Clinton a "c***" might be tapped for the Trump Cabinet.

The state's agriculture commissioner, Sid Miller, is up for the Secretary of Agriculture position under the president-elect, according to multiple reports.

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Miller is the same man who initially claimed to have been hacked before blaming a low-level staffer on the tweet that hailed a one-point lead given to Trump in a November poll in Pennsylvania. The post listed Trump above Democratic rival, "C***," followed by the words: "Go Trump Go!"

About 10 minutes later, the tweet was deleted. "@MillerForTexas has been HACKED. The disgusting re-tweet has been removed and we have changed all account passwords. Be advised," the initial response read.

However, Miller soon changed his tune. "We weren't hacked," Miller soon told MySanAntonio.

"You can tell by reading it it's not something I sent out. I hadn't read it," he said. Miller later announced that the responsible party had been fired and wrote a letter apologizing to colleagues.

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Donald Trump's rumored picks for his administration

Trump named Jeff Sessions his pick for U.S. attorney general. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump named Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn his pick for National Security Adviser. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Newt Gingrich is rumored to be among Trump's top picks for secretary of state. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Mitt Romney has reportedly been in discussions for secretary of state. 

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Ted Cruz was believed to be under consideration for Trump's attorney general

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Steven Mnuchin is rumored to be Trump's top pick for Treasury Secretary. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Bob Corker is also rumored to be among Trump's picks for secretary of state. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Stephen Hadley is rumored to be in the running for secretary of defense. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Jim Talent is rumored to also be in the running for secretary of defense. REUTERS/Tim Parker 

Rudy Giuliani was also rumored to be among Trump's top picks for attorney general. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Forrest Lucas is rumored to be Trump's top pick for Interior Secretary. ( Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

Robert Grady is also being eyed for the Interior Secretary position.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser 

Donald Trump Jr. is also said to have interest in the Interior Secretary position. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Sam Brownback is also one of the several names being considered for Agriculture Secretary. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Billionaire Wilbur Ross is a rumored choice for Commerce Secretary. FINANCE-WLROSS/ REUTERS/Tim Chong 

Daniel Dimicco, a Trump Trade Advisor is also on the possible list for Commerce Secretary.  REUTERS/Chris Keane 

Rick Scott is considered to be a top contender for Health and Human Services Secretary.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

Jeff Miller's name has been bounced around many times for the Veterans Affairs Secretary position. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Myron Bell who has been a part of Trump's transition team is rumored to be the top pick for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator position. 

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Representative Tom Price of Georgia is being considered for the position of secretary of health and human services.

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John Bolton is yet another rumored pick for secretary of state. 

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"I have the utmost respect for my fellow man, men and women alike. I do not, nor have I ever engaged in this type of undignified behavior. I am embarrassed and saddened that it happened," the letter said. "As a God fearing Christian, a man of faith, and a proud Texas gentleman I would never do anything to dishonor our great state or the Texas Department of Agriculture."

Sid Miller is not the only potential — or finalized — Trump appointment that has raised eyebrows.

Donald Trump's appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief strategist — a position that, unlike Cabinet members, does not need Senate approval — has drawn outrage with civil rights groups, Democratic leaders, and some Republicans.

Bannon once headed up Breitbart, an already right-wing news organization he's widely considered to have remade into an outlet for the so-called "alt-right," and whose articles have often been derided as anti-Semitic, misogynistic, racist and homophobic.

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As names like Bannon's cause widespread outrage, Donald Trump's transition team is reportedly in the middle of a major shakeup as the inauguration looms.

In what reports have called a "Stalinesque purge," Chris Christie was recently demoted as those closest to the New Jersey governor were removed from the transition team.

In response to those reports, has said that everything is A-okay and that the winners will be announced soon.

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