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It's a lesson Congressman Erik Paulsen is learning the hard way today as a tweet he deleted seconds after publication circulates around the internet.
[jump] Thankfully for Paulsen, the tweet in question really wasn't that offensive in the first place. Here it is:
Deleted tweet from Congressman Erik Paulsen. twitter.com/BuzzFeedAndrew...
Ironically, Paulsen's tweet probably would've attracted less attention had he not deleted it. After all, it's nowhere near as bad as Keith Ellison (or whichever staffer was at the helm of his Twitter account at the time) tweeting that there's "Nothing like [a] coke addicted James Brown" to close out last year's RNC.
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