Comstock hits back at Warren: 'Perhaps you were getting a beer' and missed 'civility in politics' class

Comstock hits back at Warren: 'Perhaps you were getting a beer' and missed 'civility in politics' class

Former Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockLive coverage: House holds third day of public impeachment hearings Gun debate raises stakes in battle for Virginia legislature Progressives face steep odds in ousting incumbent Democrats MORE (R-Va.) fired back at Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Democratic senators ask inspector general to investigate IRS use of location tracking service MORE (D-Mass.) after the likely presidential contender questioned whether the ex-lawmaker would "register as a lobbyist, or bob & weave around the rules?" 

Comstock was responding to a Warren tweet linking to a story from The Hill about the former representative being named senior adviser in Baker Donelson’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group.

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Comstock will also be a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School this spring. 

"Will @BarbaraComstock register as a lobbyist, or bob & weave around the rules? My #EndCorruptionNow bill would make it illegal for her to take a lobbying job as a former Congresswoman – & would fix the Swiss cheese definition of lobbying," Warren wrote in a tweet on Monday. 

Comstock fired back later, writing in a tweet: "Harvard IOP (Institute of Politics) invited me to be a Fellow this semester to discuss civility in politics. Perhaps you were getting a beer and missed that class?

 

Comstock was likely referring to an Instagram video from Warren, who taught at Harvard, in which she pauses and says: "Hold on a sec, I'm going to get me a beer." She then returns with a bottle in her hand and invites her husband to join her.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE ridiculed the moment, calling it "a beer catastrophe."  

Comstock hasn’t registered to lobby yet. Under current rules, she’s banned from lobbying Congress for a year after leaving office, but can lobby the administration. 

 The former Virginia GOP congresswoman was a registered lobbyist before she entered politics.

Warren's bill includes a lifetime ban on lobbying by former lawmakers, presidents and top executive branch appointees, as well as other items intended to remove money from politics.

Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalHillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Bipartisan representatives demand answers on expired surveillance programs DHS opens probe into allegations at Georgia ICE facility MORE (D-Wash.) introduced the bill in the House last Congress.