We have certainly heard a lot of strange things come from the mouth of Mitt Romney over the course of the last few weeks, but this might take the cake.
The former presidential candidate and current Senator from Utah is no stranger to criticizing President Trump, having ramped up just such behavior as the Commander in Chief finds himself ever closer to the possibility of impeachment. Romney has consistently pushed for his fellow Republicans to eschew their partisan leanings in order to face just the facts of the matter.
This has opened Romney up to serious criticism both on Capitol Hill and in the rugged discourse of social media.
But now, the longtime politician is openly admitting to using an anonymous Twitter account to boost his own status while simultaneously taking pot shots at the President.
Sen. Mitt Romney, one of President Trump’s top Republican critics, on Sunday appeared to confirm the existence of a shadow Twitter account with the handle @qaws9876 with the name Pierre Delecto.
A writer for The Atlantic, who just wrote a profile on the Utah Republican and his tense relationship with the president, asked Romney about the mystery Twitter account. He said Romney responded in the affirmative: “C’est moi,” which in French means “It’s me.”
The Twitter account does not have a profile or a banner picture, and it is locked. The account follows 702 users and has 1,173 followers. The Washington Examiner reportedthat Delecto does not follow Trump’s account.
On multiple occasions, the account would actually refer to Romney by name, often defending him against attacks from right wing accounts.