Sen. Ernst Accidentally Congratulates Hawkeyes on Victory Over Michigan State

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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.

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.

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