Though the post was deleted later, the damage was done by then as many of the 5.2m followers of the official Defense Department account captured the "error" and tweeted the same.
The original tweet was posted by a person whose Twitter handle is @ProudResister. It said, "The solution is simple. Roy Moore: Step down from the race. Al Franken: Resign from congress. Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency. GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue. It's a crime as is your hypocrisy," reported the Independent.
"The operator caught this error and immediately deleted it," the statement added.