As Britney Spears might say, “Oops, I did it again.” Rep. Loretta Sanchez appeared to retweet — then almost immediately deleted — a tweet from the pop star on Wednesday urging Congress to get to work.
The account associated with the California Democrat retweeted a message from Brit-Brit on Wednesday afternoon that read: “Go call the po-lice, Go Call The Gu-vunah! Someone tell Congress to get to #WorkBxxCH”
Eleven seconds later, the retweet was deleted. But it was captured by Politwoops, the site run by the Sunlight Foundation that captures lawmakers’ erased tweets.
The missive from Britney that the congresswoman briefly shared was a sample of lyrics from the Queen B’s new comeback single “Work Bi***” (the song includes the line “Go call the police, go call the governor”), which she apparently customized with the reference to shutdown-paralyzed Congress.
Sanchez’s camp tells us that it wasn’t the work of Sanchez herself — a staffer with access to the congresswoman’s Twitter account accidentally used the official account instead of her own private one.
Which figures. Sanchez tends to stick to business with her tweets, with most recent messages focused on the shutdown and Obamacare.
Still, maybe Congress could use a little tough love from the former Mouseketeer.