LAS VEGAS — A press secretary for U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford of Nevada is no longer working for the Democratic congressman after a conservative web- site published an article detailing old tweets in which she used racial and anti- gay slurs.
An article posted by The National Pulse last week identified more than 20
tweets made by Shelbie Bostedt in 2012 and 2013 that involved use of racial or an- ti-gay slurs or racial statements. The ar- ticle included screenshots of five tweets, which are no longer publicly visible on Bostedt’s feed because her account was set to private.
Horsford’s office, when asked about the article, said in a statement Friday that “the comments made by this staffer oc- curred years ago, but still they are highly problematic and do not represent the val- ues of this office, therefore her employ- ment has ended.”
The Associated Press left phone, text and email messages for Bostedt but was unable to reach her for comment.