CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart, who actually thought Twitter should investigate Sen. Ted Cruz because a tweet went out from his account during the Senate impeachment trial, racked up the retweets Wednesday when he spilled the beans on a conversation he overheard from two Republican senators:

Ding ding ding!

The original tweet racked up nearly 4,000 retweets, while the admission it was made up is currently sitting at 283.

Too late.

Is Lockhart sorry enough to delete the original tweet, which is still racking up likes as it gets passed around?