Tickets to the prime-time speech before a joint session of Congress were printed inviting lawmakers and guests to the State of the “Uniom,”
Fire the proofreader! O.M.G. this is NOT a hard task folks. If this proofreader were employed by me… Yep! They’d be FIRED.
Tickets to the prime-time speech before a joint session of Congress were printed inviting lawmakers and guests to the State of the “Uniom,” lawmakers and officials said Monday.
“Just received my ticket for the State of the Union. Looks like @BetsyDeVosED was in charge of spell checking… #SOTUniom,” tweeted House Democrat Raul Grijalva, referring to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has advocated policies that critics say undermine the public education system.
Grijalva’s tweet also included a photograph of the offending ticket.
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) January 29, 2018
The White House is not responsible for the error. The printing is overseen by the Sergeant at Arms of the US House of Representatives, whose office on Monday acknowledged the snafu.
“There was a misprint on the ticket,” a Sergeant at Arms spokesman told AFP.
“It was corrected immediately, and our office is redistributing the tickets.”
But not before a few lawmakers got some ribbing in.
“Looking forward to tomorrow’s State of the Uniom,” tweeted Republican Senator Marco Rubio.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s State of the Uniom. pic.twitter.com/xdBUU3Pvo5
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 29, 2018
This is unbelievable that the person in charge of proofreading would have let this typo go out. I’m not buying that this was accidental. The typo is so obvious even a young child would have noticed it. I’d definitely be finding out who was responsible for this. Then they’d be FIRED on the spot.