Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington, D.C.'s nonvoting representative, tweeted Tuesday night that "Mitt shot his whole wad in the first debate." (Photo credit: AP)
A spokesman for the Democratic congresswoman who tweeted that "Mitt shot his whole wad in the first debate" is offering an odd explanation for his boss's vivid use of social media.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton was tweeting her observations of the second presidential debate Tuesday night, including her apparent view that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had "peaked prematurely," as the Washington Examiner delicately put it. Norton is Washington, D.C.'s nonvoting delegate in the House of Representatives.
The tweet quickly drew media attention -- including on TheBlaze blog -- and was subsequently scrubbed from her account Wednesday morning along with more than a dozen others about the debate, the presidential race and the Washington Nationals, among other topics.
Spokesman Scott McCrary confirmed to to multiple media outlets that it was in fact Norton on the Twitter horn last night (though he told Washington City Paper he wasn't sure what she had meant by that one tweet in particular). But it's his explanation of why the tweets were deleted that is the second part of the puzzle.
"It was her tweeting last night. We had to delete them this morning because they were accidentally posted to her official House Twitter account, instead of her campaign account," McCrary told DCist. Specifically, he told the City Paper that the pro-Obama tweets didn't belong.
The thing is, Norton doesn't seem to have a separate Twitter account: Her campaign website links to her regular House account. If there is another account, no one seems to know what it is -- even McCrary, who told the City Paper he didn't know the username.
Norton's office did not immediately return a request for comment from TheBlaze about the discrepancy.