Greg Tramontin is apologizing for referring to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as a "hoe" in a Facebook post.
On Wednesday, the founder and chief executive of GoAuto insurance said his statement about Harris was made in jest, but "obviously inappropriate."
Tramontin, who has since deleted his Facebook account, was responding to a political discussion about the race between President Donald Trump and now-President-elect Joe Biden when he made the comment about Harris.
The apology comes as several people who said they were GoAuto customers said they were cancelling their policies in protest.
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