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GOP lawmakers announce Obamacare repeal on Twitter, then delete posts

Chris Moody
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The Supreme Court upheld key parts of the Affordable Care Act Thursday, but a handful of trigger-happy Republican lawmakers tweeted the opposite Thursday morning after seeing incorrect reports on cable news.

"Let Freedom Ring," tweeted Florida Rep. Dennis Ross while celebrating the news. He deleted the post two minutes later.

Six members wrote similar posts, then quickly took them down. The website Politwoops, a Sunlight Foundation program that captures deleted tweets from lawmakers, posted the errant tweets immediately.

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