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Gowdy Engages In One Last Tussle With Warren Over His Post-Congressional Plans

(LEFT: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images RIGHT: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mike Brest Reporter

Former Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy took a parting shot at Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren over his future career endeavors after she attacked him on Twitter Friday afternoon.

The spat began when Warren tweeted a story from The Daily Caller outlining Gowdy’s future plans since he retired from the House after serving four terms.

She captioned the link, “[Trey Gowdy] foamed at the mouth with power in Congress, then retired because he claimed he didn’t enjoy it. Now it’s clear: Trey Gowdy just wanted a fat lobbyist paycheck. That should be illegal.”

Gowdy took offense with the insinuation and tweeted back at her: “I’m not lobbying. Not now. Or ever. Perhaps you were cracking open a beer when that was announced. Don’t mind your criticisms. Just be more sensitive to facts.” (RELATED: FLASHBACK: Trey Gowdy Is ‘Leaving Politics,’ Won’t Seek Re-election)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – MARCH 20: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) speaks a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, on Capitol Hill, March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

The former representative will join Nelson Mullins for a second time. It’s a South-Carolina-based law and lobbying firm.

Gowdy’s reference to Warren “cracking open a beer” was directed at her Instagram Live video from earlier this week. She opted for a beer while talking to her followers on social media the same day she announced her intention to run for president in 2020 against President Donald Trump.

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