Romney earns rants and raves for secret Twitter name

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe Memo: CPAC fires starting gun on 2024 Trump at CPAC foments 2022 GOP primary wars Democrats scramble to rescue minimum wage hike MORE’s (R-Utah) confirmation that he used an anonymous Twitter account has drawn praise, criticism and laughs.


Some Republicans, including President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE’s son Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpTrump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged Donald Trump Jr. attacks Cheney at CPAC: 'Lincoln Project Liz' Trump Jr. was deposed in inauguration funds probe MORE, jabbed Romney for anonymously critiquing the media under the Twitter pseudonym Pierre Delecto, which the Utah senator acknowledged owning on Sunday.

The anonymous account apparently tweeted in Romney's defense at journalists and detractors.

“They’re using him and he doesn’t even get it. Sad!” Trump Jr. tweeted.  

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) described the senator’s previously unknown Twitter account as “sad” too.

“Hiding behind a pseudonym is what kids, cowards, couch potatoes, or perverts like 'Carlos Danger' do,” Huckabee tweeted, referring to the pseudonym former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) used to send explicit photos.

Radio host Mark LevinMark Reed LevinTrump to appear on conservative networks in wake of Limbaugh's death Rush Limbaugh dead at 70 Limbaugh falsely says Biden didn't win legitimately while reacting to inauguration MORE asked if Romney was 14 years old.

Others, though, had more positive reactions to Romney’s revelation, including former Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryUN: Emission reduction plans 'fall far short' Climate change rears its ugly head, but Biden steps up to fight it Recapturing the spirit of Bretton Woods MORE, who responded in French that he approved.

Jonah Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, took pride in the fact that Pierre Delecto follows him on Twitter.

Jon Favreau, a speechwriter for former President Obama, jumped in and said, “It gives me no pleasure to report that I will be laughing at Trump’s first Pierre Delecto tweet.”

CNN host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperEx-Trump press secretary criticized for stirring up QAnon on Twitter Maryland GOP governor says he would have voted to convict Trump Democratic senator defends decision not to call witnesses: 'They weren't going to get more Republican votes' MORE brought past pseudonyms of President Trump and Weiner into the conversation with the beginning of a bar joke.

Slate’s Ashley Feinberg discovered the account after the senator mentioned in a Sunday profile in The Atlantic that he used a private Twitter account to keep tabs on politics in the social media sphere.