06/18/2014 05:17 pm ET Updated Jun 18, 2014

State GOP Politician Tweets A Photo Of A Huge Penis

Larry Washburn via Getty Images

Missouri State Rep. Mark Parkinson (R) found himself in an awkward spot Monday when a comical picture of a giant penis was posted to his Twitter account.

The Daily Dot first reported on the tweet, which was quickly taken down. PoliticMo writer Eli Yokley managed to grab a screenshot of the tweet before it was removed:

Parkinson followed the awkward tweet up with an apology, saying he'd never seen the image before.

Parkinson is definitely not the first politician with penis problems on Twitter. Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was dogged by sexting scandals while both in Congress and running for mayor of New York City.

(h/t Business Insider)