You don't have to search very far to find hilarious political Twitter fails, especially as more and more politicians join the social media bandwagon. Not every legislator can be as cool as Cory Booker or as awesome at selfies as Hilary Clinton. Even the sharpest politicians are destined to send out an embarrassing tweet now and again.
From "accidental" confessions to awkward typos, politicians have made some of the biggest Twitter gaffes in history. Some end in mild embarrassment, others in resignation. All of them are totally hilarious. What are the absolute worst Tweets by politicians?Vote for your favorite hilariously embarrassing political tweets!
Chris Dodd Doesn't Understand How Private Messages Work
Was it a private message, an accidental outburst, or the result of nefarious Twitter hacking? We may never know. For what it's worth, Connecticut senator Chris Dodd's team called this awkward tweet a "technical mistake."(Source nymag.com)
Ed Balls Starts International Holiday
You may not know this, but Ed Balls Day is actually an international holiday. At least according to the UK member of parliament's many Twitter fans. As legend has it, on April 28, 2011, Balls accidentally tweeted his own (hilarious) name when trying to search for an article about himself. Before long, the tweet sparked a unstoppable, Balls-tastic meme that included parodies, fake twitter accounts, movie posters, comic strips, and more. The rest is history.(Source knowyourmeme.com)
Yvette Clarke Honors Abraham Lincoln
Nope. Sorry, NY rep Yvette Clarke. #Lincoln was, in fact, our 16th president.(Source politwhoops.sunlightfoundation.com)
Anthony Weiner Gets Hacked
They were the Tweets seen 'round the world. Perhaps the most famous occasion of political Tweeting gone wrong, the Senator's Weiner-photos made headlines in May 2011 when they were made public on his Twitter account. Weiner claimed he had been hacked, but later admitted that he'd been exchanging explicit photos (like the crotch shots he accidentally Tweeted) with six women. The sexting scandal eventually led to his resignation.(Source NBC New York)