Veteran lawmakers join Twitter for first time

Meanwhile, Reps. Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable Ryan seeks to put stamp on GOP in Trump era Trump and Ryan to speak by phone MORE (R-Wash.) and Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) today welcomed their freshman colleague Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) to Twitter.

Scott tweeted in response: 

Thanks @cathymcmorris and @benquayle for the shout outs. Two great colleagues #TCOT @twitter #gapolitics

Scott joined Twitter on January 6. He has 129 followers.

McMorris Rodgers also welcomed freshmen Reps. Trey GowdyTrey GowdyBenghazi panel interviews drone pilots after standoff with Pentagon Clinton’s email troubles deepen Benghazi report out within next month, chairman promises MORE (R-S.C.) and Paul GosarPaul GosarOvernight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns House panel approves Puerto Rico debt relief Overnight Defense: Dem opposition mounts to defense policy bill MORE (R-Ariz.) as @tgowdysc and @RepGosar, respectively, to Twitter. Both congressmen joined Twitter in January.

--This post was updated at 2:02 p.m.

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