Rep. Raúl R. Labrador’s Super Bowl Politwoop


Rep. Raúl R. Labrador deletes a tweet saying Update: Rep. Labrador’s office has returned our request for comment and blames a “staff error.”

Millions of viewers tuned in last night to watch the Baltimore Ravens best the 49ers in an exciting Super Bowl involving a lengthy power outage, an impressive almost-comeback by the Niners and, of course, Beyoncé. But for Rep. Raúl R. Labrador, the most memorable moment seemed to come during an ad for CBS’s 2 Broke Girls involving a stripper pole, clothes being ripped off and a cherry being seductively consumed when he eagerly tweeted “Me likey Broke Girls.” After just 14 seconds Rep. Labrador, a second-term Republican from Idaho’s first congressional district, Mormon and father of five, regretted sharing that from his official congressional account and removed it, making it appear in the Sunlight Foundation’s Politwoops site, a project to catch messaging changes from U.S. politicians. Rep. Labrador’s office has not responded for our request on a comment and we’ll update this post if we hear back – Update at the top of the post. Below is the ad that Rep. Labrador, or perhaps someone on his staff with access to the account, reacted to from their iPhone: