Who is Pierre Delecto? "C’est moi" says Mitt Romney
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Oct 22, 2019,
Oct 22, 2019, 0:28
Good evening. It's a Sunday night in October, there's a brisk chill in the air, and Slate's Ashley Feinberg found Republican Senator Mitt Romney's totally secret Twitter account. Critchlow's account "has just 481 followers, making digging through them an annoying-but-not-impossible feat", Feinberg wrote. Apparently, the account liked this tweet wryly supporting the idea of using the 25th Amendment on President Donald Trump. So Feinberg looked through the account until one follower with few tweets and no photo caught her eye: @qaws9876 - a.k.a Pierre Delecto. It is unknown why he chose the account name, Pierre Delecto. The account was created in July 2011, shortly after Romney announced he was going to run for president, Slate reported.
O'Brien later tweeted, "If only my parents had given me a memorable first name".
The senator did not give away the name, but listed some of the roughly 700 accounts he follows - including journalists, athletes and comedians. In response, Trump has labeled Romney a "pompous "ass" " and called for his "impeachment", though senators can not be impeached. He also liked numerous tweets that were critical of Trump, as well as former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former GOP Speaker of the House New Gingrich.
But the Utah senator has ramped up his criticism of the Trump administration, particularly the decision to pull troops out of northern Syria and leave behind Kurdish allies who helped fight ISIS alongside Americans.
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"Romney too. Said to Post that he has confidence in Chairman Burr".
The president was seated at a cabinet meeting next to acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who got grilled on Sunday about his Friday statements that he held up millions in security aid for Ukraine while seeking an investigation of the Democrats' 2016 server.
USA politicians with quite differing views found themselves in the same camp, united in condemnation of Trump's move. On Monday, he tweeted that "the scam continues" and called for the censure, "at least", of U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, chair of the House Intelligence Committee leading the impeachment proceedings.
But Graham said that the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky does not meet the "crime" criteria. Trump separately made a similar public request to the government of China.
After Slate published its article, Coppins circled back with Romney to ask if he was indeed "Pierre Delecto".