A profane message was sent out on Sen. Chris Dodd's (D-Conn.) Twitter account on Thursday.
"U love torturing me w this s---," the Twitter account said. It's unclear at whom the message was directed.
Dodd's staff quickly apologized for the tweet and said it was not sent by Dodd himself.
"From Dodd Staff - Apologies to Dodd's followers, last tweet was not from Chris Dodd," the message said.
In an additional statement, a Dodd staff member blamed the tweet on a "technical mistake" that resulted in it being "inadvertently sent from Senator Dodd's twitter account.
"We have corrected the situation and apologize to his followers for the mistake and inappropriate language used in the message."
This post was updated at 1:27 p.m.