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.
— SoundOFF (@SoundOFF13) December 6, 2015
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.
Sorry for staff error. @hawkeyefootball had a great season. Extraordinary effort tonight.
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) December 6, 2015
— Brett (@BLeez17) December 6, 2015
— Jeff Castro (@JACastroTTU) December 6, 2015