“Go ahead. Get your 2 hour debate. #soreloser,” read the since-deleted tweet from Walmart‘s Twitter account.
Hawley, who said he would raise objections next week when Congress meets to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 election, responded to the Bentonville-based retailer from his own account.
“Thanks @Walmart for your insulting condescension. Now that you’ve insulted 75 million Americans, will you at least apologize for using slave labor?” the Missouri senator tweeted.
A Walmart spokesperson on Wednesday said the tweet was mistakenly posted by an employee on its social media team.
“The tweet was mistakenly posted by a member of our social media team who intended to publish this comment to their personal account. We have removed the post and have no intention of commenting on the subject of certifying the electoral college. We apologize to Senator Hawley for this error and any confusion about our position,” a Walmart spokesperson said via email on Wednesday.