Aide sorry for anti-Obama tweets
Aug 03 2012
The adviser to Puerto Rico's most powerful female politician has apologised for sending tweets to US president Barack Obama that many in her country have deemed racist.
Heidi Wys tweeted on Thursday night that she lamented the previous tweets were seen as racist and that she apologised to those offended by them.
Ms Wys said her intention was to attack a politician she doesn't believe in.
In response to US first lady Michelle Obama's forthcoming birthday, Ms Wys had sent a tweet to Mr Obama urging him to buy her a double-banana sundae and take her to Kenya.
Ms Wys is the main adviser to House of Representatives president Jenniffer Gonzalez and has earned 630,000 dollars (£406,000) since 2008 for her services as an administrative consultant.
Several legislators have demanded that Ms Wys step down or that Ms Gonzalez ask for her resignation.
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