Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky recently posted a family Christmas photo featuring firearms, but after Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) followed his lead by sharing a similar photo of her own, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sounded off.
Commenting on a tweet that included Boebert's photo, Ocasio-Cortez wrote: "Tell me again where Christ said 'use the commemoration of my birth to flex violent weapons for personal political gain'?"
She continued, writing, "lol @ all the years Republicans spent on cultural hysteria of society 'erasing Christmas and it’s meaning' when they’re doing that fine all on their own."
Boebert fired back: "@AOC uses her position as a Congresswoman to attack my boys with their Christmas presents. Not a good look, Sandy…"
Massie and the other people in his photo all posed with firearms in front of a Christmas tree.
"Merry Christmas!" Massie tweeted, adding, "ps. Santa, please bring ammo."
Boebert shared a photograph of herself and her four sons in front of a Christmas tree, with each of her sons holding a gun in the picture.
"The Boeberts have your six, @RepThomasMassie!" Boebert tweeted, adding, "(No spare ammo for you, though)."
After his photo sparked significant criticism, Massie tweeted, "If only the leftists and RINO neocons could have mustered as much outrage over our failed policies in Afghanistan as they did my family Christmas picture, think of all the lost life that could have been avoided."
Massie tagged GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and The Bulwark editor-at-large Bill Kristol in the tweet.