Iowa Senator Congratulates Losing Team on ‘Big Win’
Sen. Joni Ernst suffered an administrative blunder on Sunday. Following the Hawkeyes and their loss in the Big Ten Championship to Michigan State, she congratulated the losing team on their “big win.”
“Congrats @hawkeyefootball on the big win!” Sen. Joni Ernst (R) tweeted near the end of the game. The Spartans scored a touchdown with 27 seconds left on the clock, ending Iowa’s perfect season and kicking them out of the College Football Playoffs.
10 minutes later, Ernst deleted the tweet and offered an apology, blaming the mistake on her staff.
Sorry for staff error. @hawkeyefootball had a great season. Extraordinary effort tonight.
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) December 6, 2015
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