Live from Washington, it’s Sen. Mitt Romney.
In a series of Twitter posts ahead of Halloween weekend, Romney, R-Utah, on Thursday shared his portrayal of actor Jason Sudeikis’ character Ted Lasso from the hit Apple TV+ series bearing the same name, “Ted Lasso.”
Romney dressed up in tandem with Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who portrayed Rebecca Welton, Lasso’s boss on the show. Sudeikis has depicted Romney on the series Saturday Night Live in years past and hosted the show last Saturday.
According to a spokesperson from Romney’s office, the senator is a fan of Ted Lasso and came up with the idea to dress up as the series’ title character himself. The comedy follows Lasso, an optimistic, small-time American football coach who is hired to coach a professional soccer club in England.
In one post, Romney combined a slogan from his 2012 campaign — “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” borrowed from another TV show, “Friday Night Lights” — with a popular Lasso phrase, which together read: “If you believe in yourself, and have clear eyes and full hearts—you can’t lose.”
The depiction, and that particular post, prompted the social media equivalent groans and cheers. Regardless, Romney appeared to have fun with it.
“Ted Lasso is the perfect combination of comical and heartwarming,” Romney said in a statement. “So why not dress up as him for Halloween and provide a moment of levity on Capitol Hill? And since Jason Sudeikis dressed up as me once upon a time, it was high time I returned the favor.”
Romney’s spokesperson said Romney and Sinema are good friends. When Romney asked Sinema if she’d dress up as Welton, Sinema agreed, the spokesperson said.
Sinema did not return a request for comment. As of Thursday afternoon, it remained unclear if Sudeikis had seen Romney’s Lasso portrayal or responded.