Trey Gowdy, the former U.S. Representative for South Carolina, issued a scathing rebuke Friday to an accusation made by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that he had retired in order to become a lobbyist.
Warren accused Gowdy of retiring from politics in order to seek a "fat lobbyist paycheck," and opined that such a move should be illegal.
"We need a lifetime ban on lobbying for members of Congress," she added in a second tweet. "And fix the swiss cheese def of "lobbying" so anyone who gets paid to influence Washington has to register."
'Be more sensitive to facts'
Gowdy issued a simple but devastating rebuke to the accusation from his own social media account.
"I'm not lobbying," he tweeted. "Not now. Or ever."
"Perhaps you were cracking open a beer when that was announced," he fired back, referring to a video Warren had posted on New Year's Eve.
"Don't mind your criticisms," Gowdy concluded. "Just be more sensitive to facts."
Warren had linked to an article reporting the announcement that Gowdy would be joining a law firm after leaving Congress.
"I am very excited to join Nelson Mullins, a firm with a rich, deep, and diverse team of talented attorneys and a reputation for excellence in all facets of the law," he said in a statement.