After the discovery of the account, Romney was approached by journalist McKay Coppins and asked if it was his.
Eventually she came upon the Twitter handle @qaws9876, a nondescript account that goes by the name Pierre Delecto.
The account's second tweet pointed out a Bloomberg reported had forgotten to include Mitt in a list of senators sticking up for North Carolina Senator Richard Burr. Pierre Delecto's 10 tweets since 2011 offered mild criticisms of Donald Trump and polite defenses of ... Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) hypocrisy on the issue by sharing his 1998 comments on the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, who Graham attacked at the time for refusing to comply with Congressional inquiries - a move that Trump is now utilizing to curb Democratic-led investigations into his attempts to push Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden.
Since January 2019, he has served as the junior United States senator from Utah.
The diplomatic relationship between Washington and the Islamic Republic has increasingly frayed since Trump's decision previous year to pull the US out of the 2015 multinational nuclear pact, and the administration's steady series of sanctions against Tehran have in part provoked acts of Iranian aggression around the Persian Gulf.
Romney is one of few Republicans who has publicly disavowed Trump as a series of controversies have unfolded since he entered the White House in January 2017. Romney also maintains a verified personal account and an official one as senator from Utah.
Romney told The Atlantic that he used the account "to keep tabs on the political conversation". Beyond politicians, political reporters and pundits, Delecto follows late-night hosts Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon and athletes such as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, according to Slate. According to Slate, Delecto liked almost 70 tweets that either came directly from Romney's official accounts or were posts quoting from those accounts.
Twitter had a field day with the revelation, likening the odd pseudonym to "Carlos Danger", the name disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner used to send lewd photos to underage girls.