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Democratic Congressman Deletes Tweet, Apologizes For Comparing NCAA Tournament To The “Trail Of Tears”

Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley drew the ire of Twitter last night when he compared Ohio State’s last-minute wins in the NCAA tournament to the “trail of tears” — a term used to refer to the forced removal of Native Americans by the United States government in the early 19th century resulting in tens of thousands of deaths. Braley later deleted his tweet and apologized to “anyone who was offended.”

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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