Phil Griffin, MSNBC president, said the network fired a staffer who issued a tweet suggesting that conservatives hate interracial marriages, Politico's Dylan Byers reported Thursday.
“The tweet last night was outrageous and unacceptable. We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet,” Griffin stated and Politico reported.
Byers wrote the Republican National Committee's communications director told its staff in a memo that the commitee's chairman, Reince Priebus, had accepted the apology. Priebus had promised a boycott of MSNBC appearances by RNC officials if the apology was not forthcoming.
The offending tweet went out Wednesday night: