October 18th, 2010
04:35 PM ET
10 years ago

Joe Miller responds on job questions

(CNN) - Republican candidate for Senate in Alaska, Joe Miller, admitted he was disciplined for the misuse of local government computers but said it was not a factor in his eventual departure from his job as an attorney at the Fairbanks North Star Borough (an area of Alaska) in September 2009.

The former mayor of Fairbanks said last week that Miller left his post because the borough planned to fire him over using borough computers for election business while attempting to become the head of the Alaska Republican Party. On Monday Miller responded.

"The event in question is something that happened during my time off," Miller told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King. "So it was during my lunch hour."

Miller, in an interview taped for CNN's John King, USA that airs at 7 p.m. ET, said his departure from the borough had nothing to do with the event that happened nearly two years before.

King asked him to clarify his remarks:

"Is this a fair statement, in your view that at the time this happened, you were disciplined for something, but it had nothing to do with why… you left the agency down the road?"

Miller responded, "Absolutely."

He also defended the security team that handcuffed a reporter after a campaign event he held on Sunday.

"The behavior that was demonstrated (by the reporter) while I was there was assaultive," Miller said. "This was a professional team... I'm sure that they did the right thing."

Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • John King • John King USA • TV-John King U.S.A.
soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. carlos

    and he was fired from the job.......

    October 18, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  2. carlos

    with his band of goons.......paid by kochtributions

    October 18, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  3. John

    There about as much truth in JOE MILLER as there in SARAN PALIN both lies,and a bet if you check on JOE MILLER more you find a lot more about want he done. Why won't he talk to the MEDIA,he got something to hide. And why would you vote for JOE MILLER in the first place SARAN PALIN back him,that along enough not to vote for him.

    October 18, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  4. Bill

    The clown is toast. Murkowski will win.

    October 18, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  5. Bibico

    The guy has refused to discuss his employment history with local media, has refused to discuss the farm subsidies he received, or the government loans he used to buy farm land, or the free health care he sought for his massive brood of children that he himself couldn't support...and then turns around and slams the "entitlement mentality" of the American people!

    Honestly, he makes O'Donnell look like a reasonable choice.

    October 18, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Yep...that's right...carefully avoid him having said just today that we should behave like East Germany with respect to the southern border. Wouldn't want your previous Crossroads revenue to suffer now would you CNN?

    October 18, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  7. Rush Goebbels

    He wishs he could get his pic on a paper towel wrapper,but a paper towel is what we need to wipe him off your shoe,hahaha

    October 18, 2010 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  8. Reality Check

    His security goons "arrested" a reporter for "trespassing" at a public town hall event and CNN dedicates two whole incredibly dismissive lines to it? WTF? That doesn't even qualify as letting him off easy. That qualifies as aiding and abetting his story CNN. How long before John King joins Fox News?

    October 18, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  9. Buddy

    This guy Miller is such a moron, he stinks so bad I can smell him all the way down here in So. California. Miller and Palin couldn't make sense of things if their life depended on it. Tea Party has some scary members...

    October 18, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  10. teabagdad

    Of course he did it on his lunch hour, because everybody else was at lunch, too. He's the office sneak. How would you like to come back from lunch and find some slimeball had been nosing in on your computer? Congress better watch their lunch if he's elected.

    October 18, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  11. T'SAH from Virginia

    IT'S CALLED 'VETTING' Sarah before you RUN OFF YOUR MOUTH and Endorse just anything that can WALK!!!

    October 18, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  12. felix

    Americans, be careful!!! God is speaking through all these revelations about the tea party candidates and republican party that want power by all means. They lied about weapons of mass destruction, got you into such terrible state you are in today.
    Why don't you give Obama second chance to correct mistakes of past 8 yrs Republican rule and his less than 2 yrs rule.
    The whole world is praying for you not to make a mistake of voting these unknown, untested holligans into your chambers. You won't have anyone to blame then. Or will you blame Obama?

    October 18, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  13. barry

    I love how the Liberals to include Murkowski always attack Joe Miller. It tells the people of Alaska he's the right candidate. Senator Miller has a nice ring to it.

    October 18, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  14. ATL Guy

    How soon before one of these Tea Party people get arrested for corruption? I've never seen a more flawed batch of politicians than what's coming from the Republicans. Job quitters, bottom feeders, etc... you name it, the Republican Party's got it.

    October 18, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  15. duke

    I just don,t understand how the countries mood is Republican"
    They(like king leonitis)would rather waist the countries treasures on war and nation building.
    So what the stimulus didn't work as precisely predicted it was still money spent at home to try and help the country unlike when the Republicans had control they BORROWED money from china to fund an illegal war,that's part of the national debt where's the outrage?
    How is unemployment unconstitutional for everybody except you and your kind??

    October 18, 2010 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  16. Steve

    Joe MIller is the "artful dodger." John KIng's questioning of Joe MIller seemed to be a "love fest"-weak at worst, tepid at best.

    October 18, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  17. Ron

    This guy is a crook.

    October 18, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  18. kara

    Excuse me, but didn't John King just answer that question for him? Remember the good old days when the media let you ANSWER allegations against you instead of just spoonfeeding you an excuse and asking for your agreement?

    October 18, 2010 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  19. Joe Miller acts like sleaze ball !

    Where's this" CONTRACT" that let you take away people consititutional rights on public property and arrest them. This is Joe Miller and the Tea Party idea of a small govt and where everything is privatizied. Alaska you became the butt of a joke with Sarah Palin, don't make the same mistake.

    October 18, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
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