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COAST leader apologizes for "insensitive" tweet

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati City Council candidate Chris Seelbach is calling on COAST leader Mark Miller to step down as Treasurer following a tweet on the 10-year anniversary of September 11.

Seelbach calls the tweet extreme and insensitive. Miller said:

"3% of FNDY died 10 years ago by terrorism. Today Cincinnati lost 17.5% of fire companies by brownouts to pay for a streetcar. Which is worse?"

Seelbach is the Vice President/CEO at the Seidewitz Group, a national marketing consulting firm. He is a graduate of Xavier University and the University of Dayton School of Law.

"This language is exactly what is wrong with politics today," said Seelbach. "I will not stand idly by and let other denigrate the memories of courageous firefighters who died on 9/11. It's time for Mark Miller to step down for COAST and to end this kind of distasteful and diverse rhetoric."

In a tweet from Mark Miller on the @GOCOAST Twitter page, he apologizes for the statement:

"Invoking 9/11 was a mistake, it was stupid. That was insensitive. And I apologize." -Mark Miller, Treasurer

Cincinnati Fire Fighters Union Local 48 has received numerous calls and requests for interviews regarding the Tweets that were sent out from C.O.A.S.T. Sunday.  The following is Local 48's official response.:

"Cincinnati Fire Fighters Local 48 recognizes that Brown Outs are a serious issue that warrants the attention of the public.  However, Local 48 would like to remind everyone that September 11 is a solemn day that should be used to remember those that perished during the attacks, and subsequent recovery efforts, of September 11, 2001.  Local 48 does not condone using September 11, or the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, as a platform to push a political agenda."

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