GOP Rep. Labrador spokesman fired over Super Bowl tweet

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Phil Hardy, Labrador's coalitions director who oftentimes was the primary spokesman for the congressman, was fired for tweeting about a CBS ad that featured the stars of the show 2 Broke Girls pole dancing in a diner to "Pour Some Sugar On Me," according to the Idaho Statesman.


The promotional ad was for the Super Bowl.

"Me likey Broke Girls," Hardy tweeted.

The tweet was deleted 14 seconds later but remained on a website that collects tweets from politicians, according to the Idaho newspaper.

Labrador's office apologized for the tweet on Monday.

Labrador made the final decision to let Hardy go, Labrador's Idaho District Director Jake Ball told the Statesman.

"That's Raul's call," Ball said.

Hardy worked for Labrador since 2010 and previously worked in the music industry. He also served as a spokesman for Idaho's Senate GOP caucus.