GOP lawmaker attacks critic as 'a little bitch' on Twitter

Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarConservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess The 27 Republicans who voted with Democrats to block Trump from taking military action against Iran Conservatives ask Barr to lay out Trump's rationale for census question MORE (R-Ariz.) lashed out at a critic on Twitter this week, calling a former Democratic state Senate candidate a "a little bitch." 

Gosar went after Steve Weichert, a hospital administrator who previously ran for the Arizona State Legislature, AZ Central reported Thursday. Weichert also said Gosar called him a “porn loving whiny bitch" in a tweet that has since been deleted.

The congressman, who is a hard-liner on immigration, was responding to Weichert’s criticism over his proposal to make labor and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez’s birthday “National Border Control Day.”

“This man is a pig and unworthy of the office he now holds,” Weichert wrote last week.

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Weichert tweeted Thursday that Gosar had responded with a personal attack and included a screenshot of a since-deleted tweet from Gosar calling him a "porn loving whiny bitch." 

“So, here’s what I woke up to this morning — yet another personal attack from our elected US Rep, @RepGosar. I’m not sure whether to be flattered for the individual attention or horrified. (He’s now thought better of this tweet and deleted it. Thankfully, I capture every mention.),” Weichert wrote.

Gosar’s tweet appeared to be referring to Weichert's claim that his Twitter account was hacked in 2017 by someone who sent pornographic images, the newspaper noted.

The lawmaker doubled down in his response in another tweet.

“Steve is ignorant of history and a liar. He says ‘We need more bipartisanship — in the State Capitol and in Washington — if we’re going to solve the very real challenges we face’ then calls me a ‘pig.’ What a little bitch,” Gosar wrote.

Weichert wrote that Gosar’s response “proves my point that our Congressional dentist @RepGosar is unfit for the office he now holds. I stand by my words."

-Updated 8:28 p.m.