Sen. Ernst Accidentally Congratulates Hawkeyes on Victory Over Michigan State

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

IMG_6640

DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst sent a tweet out Saturday night congratulating the Iowa Hawkeyes on their victory at the Big Ten Football Championship game over Michigan State. The problem: The Hawkeyes lost.

Iowa’s junior senator sent the tweet out shortly after the Hawkeyes lost to the Michigan State Spartans, 16-13.

http://www.twitter.com/SoundOFF13/status/673366113355304960

The tweet, posted at 10:55 p.m., was deleted after a few minutes but not before it was shared across social media.

Senator Ernst’s account sent out an update saying a staff error was the reason for the tweet.

http://www.twitter.com/senjoniernst/status/673382413993705472

http://www.twitter.com/BLeez17/status/673366200273997824

http://www.twitter.com/TermiRaider/status/673366171006070784