Congressional staffers’ Twitter accounts taken down after inappropriate tweets

A string of messages from staffers’ personal accounts reveals months of unsuitable behavior in the workplace.

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Legislative assistants and one legislative correspondent for Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), were fired Thursday following a string of tweets initially reported by the NW Daily Marker.

In the tweets, the staffers insult their boss and refer to drinking alcohol on the job. “We’re only drinking to cope with the fact that we work for such a selfish a—hole,” read part of one tweet. All three accounts have since been deleted.

Another tweet said: “Dear taxpayers – I hope you don’t mind that I’m watching YouTube clips of Nirvana at my government job. Thanks, you’re the best.”

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the congressman’s office stated that workers actually became aware of the incident on Twitter.

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