Left-wing media pundit Matthew Dowd introduced on Wednesday that he’s working as a Democrat to be the subsequent Texas lieutenant governor. But earlier than his announcement, it seems he deleted over 90 % of his tweets. 

After declaring his candidacy, folks observed the variety of tweets listed on his account dramatically decreased. Dowd, the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, usually shares his anti-GOP opinions on Twitter. Back in May, Dowd had tweeted over 180,000 occasions however as of Wednesday, his account exhibits he has fewer than 5,000 tweets. 

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According to archive data, between May 28 and July 2 of this yr, tons of of hundreds of tweets had been deleted.

Critics of Dowd weren’t stunned since Dowd has been caught in a number of controversies over his tweets. 

As lately as February, Dowd precipitated an uproar by tweeting a picture of a lethal Texas freeway pileup in an effort to mocK former President Donald Trump’s impeachment protection staff.

“I saw this picture in the news today. I didn’t read the story. Was this picture one of trumps [sic] impeachment defense team presentation?” Dowd requested. He later deleted the tweet.

Meanwhile, Twitter customers have been reposting outdated screenshots of Dowd’s now-deleted tweets together with assaults on New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik and defending former New York Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo.

Before launching his marketing campaign, Dowd wrote a column in 2018 suggesting that White male Christians akin to himself step apart in politics and permit ladies and folks of coloration to steer. 

“I would humbly suggest that we as white male Christians take it upon ourselves to step back and give more people who don’t look like us access to the levers of power,” he wrote, including, “As a white male Christian in America, I am part of a dwindling subset that has held the levers of power politically and economically in nearly every field for the entire history of the United States.”

Dowd additionally mentioned this yr the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was worse than the 9/11 terrorist assaults, which killed practically 3,000 Americans.