Ex-WSU Football Coach Deletes Tweets Critical of Mitt Romney

Former Washington State head football coach Mike Leach is deleting his recent tweets criticizing Senator Mitt Romney.

After Romney was the lone Republican to vote in favor of convicting President Donald Trump of two articles of impeachment, the now-Mississippi State coach took to Twitter on Thursday to ask “As an American, does ANYONE, REALLY want Mitt Romney on their side?!”

Leach continued with his now deleted tweets, saying “Those that believe in the competence of Mitt Romney, what do you trust in him to do?”

The ex-Cougars coach is a known Trump supporter and tells USA Today he "just asked questions" before deciding to delete most of the tweets.

Trump was acquitted on Wednesday of the two articles of impeachment presented to the Senate.

It's not the first time the football coach has been political on social media. In 2018, Leach tweeted a doctored video of a speech from former President Barack Obama.

The tweets caused Washington State to issue a statement that said Leach was entitled to his own opinions as a private citizen and that his views “do not necessarily reflect the views of Washington State University students, faculty and staff.”

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