Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) certainly wouldn’t be the first individual to have created a “secret” Twitter account. But his actions through said account have seemingly confirmed he has serious misgivings about President Donald Trump, the chief executive who is the de facto head of the Republican Party, of which Romney belongs to.
After doing some expert sleuthing, The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins asked Romney on Sunday whether a Twitter account by the name of Pierre Delecto (@gaws9876) belonged to the senator. “C’est moi,” is what Romney responded with, confirming in French that he was, indeed, the owner of the account, CNN reported.
That confirmation has brought about a serious examination of the account in question. As Law & Crime has reported, Romney — logged in as “Pierre” — has liked many tweets that are critical of the president, including one from longtime political analyst Jeff Greenfield, who called for serious considerations of invoking the 25th amendment, which calls for the vice president and at least half the executive cabinet staff to effectively remove the president from power.
I've always thought that "invoke the 25th amendment!" was a misguided, futile notion but after this Tweet from the President, I'm reassessing… https://t.co/MFs3MpT6kj
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) October 7, 2019
A “liked” tweet on Twitter doesn’t necessarily translate an endorsement of the ideas behind the tweet — some, (including the author of this piece), have used the button on the social media site as sort of a “bookmark” to look at or cite later for other purposes. But given Romney’s relationship with Trump, including the numerous times he has been critical of the president, it lends credence to the notion that the Utah senator is giving serious consideration toward supporting the cause of removing Trump from office.
After a memorandum detailing a conversation between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky was made public, in which the president seemingly pressured (by his own admission) the foreign head-of-state to begin an investigation into a political rival of Trump’s, Romney spoke to the press about his qualms with the commander-in-chief’s comments.
“I did read the transcript. It remains troubling to the extreme. It’s deeply troubling,” Romney said, per prior reporting from HillReporter.com.
Since the reporting of Romney’s fake Twitter account went public, Pierre Delecto’s account has gone private, and all of the tweets are only viewable by those the user has or will accept as new friends on the platform.
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