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Congressman Hoekstra takes heat from blogosphere for Twitter updates in Iraq
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Source: MLive

Rep. Pete Hoekstra this weekend provided the blogosphere with two ingredients it could stir up trouble with -- Twitter and the chance to beat up on a politician.

The Congressional Quarterly reported Friday the Holland Republican ( had breached security by Twittering about his delegation arrival and movements in Iraq.

Hoekstra spokesman Dave Yonkman told The Grand Rapids Press that the eight-term congressman would never put himself or anyone at risk.

"We never agreed to anything as far as not discussing it (beforehand) or during," Yonkman said. "Congressman Hoekstra believes in giving people in West Michigan as much information as possible."

This isn't the first time Hoekstra grabbed attention for his Tweets. He shared his thoughts in real-time via Twitter DURING a closed-door meeting with President Obama.

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