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Republican congresswoman retweets ‘Sh*t Just Got Real Panama’

Patrick Howley Political Reporter

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen retweeted a message Tuesday from a well known Kim Jong Un impersonator using foul language.

“SHIT JUST GOT REAL PANAMA” tweeted the account KimJongNumberUn, a message that was retweeted by the thirteen-term Florida Republican.

 

Panamanian officials Tuesday seized a North Korean freighter carrying missile components traveling from Cuba toward the Panama Canal.

Ricardo Martinelli, president of Panama, said the North Korean ship contained “sophisticated missile equipment,” which would be a violation of U.N. sanctions on North Korea.

Thirty-five crew members on the freighter were arrested after violently resisting Panamanian attempts to redirect the ship, and the ship’s captain attempted suicide during the confrontation.

Ros-Lehtinen retweeted the message from the Kim Jong-un impersonator at 3:37 pm Tuesday. It is unclear whether or not the congresswoman was manning her own Twitter account at the time of the retweet, and also if Ros-Lehtinen believed the tweet to be an actual message from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Ros-Lehtinen could not immediately be contacted after normal business hours Tuesday. The Daily Caller has left messages with Ros-Lehtinen staffers regarding the retweet.

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