Update: ND Dept. of Health Official Resigns After Accidental Tweets

The lead spokeswoman for North Dakota’s Health Department has resigned over comments she accidentally posted on the agency’s Twitter account during Monday night’s presidential debate.
        Colleen Reinke took jabs at Republican candidate Donald Trump and moderator Lester Holt. She told The Associated Press that she mistakenly grabbed her work phone rather than her personal phone in the dark while multi-tasking during the debate.
        Reinke submitted her resignation that night, without being asked. She said her tweets were “inappropriate” and that “it wasn’t good for the department for me to stay.”
        She’d been with the agency three years, the last 2 { as the lead public information officer.
        State Health Officer Terry Dwelle’s office referred calls to Human Resources Director Dirk Wilke, who didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.


The Public Information Officer for the North Dakota Department of Health is apologizing for inappropriate tweets.

Colleen Reinke has admitted picking up the wrong phone and Tweeting her opinions on last night’s debate on the department’s official Twitter account.

Reinke took shots at Donald Trump and moderator Lester Holt.

The tweets have since been deleted but not before many people saw them and screen captured a few.

There is no word yet on if she’ll face any discipline.