The Secret Service Has Already Had a Twitter Gaffe

The Secret Service only launched its Twitter account last week (May 9, to be exact) and already they’re apologizing for a tweet that never should’ve been.

Yesterday, the tweet above went out over the Secret Service account. Today, the federal agency is issuing a mea culpa for dissing on Fox News. The Secret Service has 20,000 followers, who quickly retweeted the comment.

A spokesperson for the agency, Edwin Donovan issued a statement saying the person responsible for the errant tweet accidentally thought they were sending it on a personal account. “The tweet did not reflect the views of the U.S. Secret Service and it was immediately removed. We apologize for this mistake, and the user no longer has access to our official account,” the statement says. In addition, they’re reinforcing the rules so it won’t happen again.

We reiterate, the account launched last Monday.

[via NPR]