Ooops! Congressman leaks secret Iraq trip on Twitter
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Problem is, it was a secret trip.
Congressional Quarterly reports that Hoekstra and other members of the delegation were told to keep the trip on the downlow for "security reasons."
"Nobody expected, though, that a lawmaker with such an extensive national security background would be the first to break the silence. And in such a big way," writes CQ.
After all, Hoekstra is the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee.
And the partisan knives are out for Hoekstra (despite living in a post-partisan era). Especially in the blogosphere.
"Wait, which party was supposed to be the one that was all about a strong defense?" wonders a blogger at WOK3.
To be fair, it wasn't like he twittered nuclear launch codes or anything. But as CQ notes, he didn't just stop with announcing the trip, "but included details about their itinerary in updates posted every few hours on his Twitter page."
Lighten up, Francis
If things weren't bad enough for Hoekstra, he also got bashed for spelling errors!
Responding to such criticism, Hoektra twittered "Sorry but riding in poor light, bouncing around,speed not accuracy. Lighten up."
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