Georgia governor's adviser hits back at Gaetz: 'We don't care what you think'

An adviser to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) hit back at Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGaetz in Twitter battle with Florida House Republican Apple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones Conservatives slam Warren's call to put transgender women in women's prisons MORE (R-Fla.) on Friday after Gaetz, a top ally of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE, warned that Kemp could face a primary challenger if he doesn't appoint Trump's preferred candidate to a soon-to-be open Senate seat. 

"Mind your own business. We don’t know you and we don’t care what you think," tweeted Ryan Mahoney, whom the Atlanta Journal-Constitution identified as a top Kemp adviser.

He was responding to an earlier tweet from Gaetz which said: "You all begged for @realDonaldTrump ’s support. Now, you are directly acting in contravention to his request."

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The Florida lawmaker had previously tweeted that Kemp should appoint Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clash over rules This week: Raucous rules fight, opening arguments in impeachment trial White House appoints GOP House members to advise Trump's impeachment team MORE (R-Ga.) to the Senate seat that will be vacated by Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonOvernight Health Care: New drug price hikes set stage for 2020 fight | Conservative group to spend M attacking Pelosi drug plan | Study finds Medicaid expansion improved health in Southern states New Georgia senator takes spot on health committee Loeffler sworn in to Georgia seat MORE (R), who's resigning at the end of the year due to health concerns.

"If you substitute your judgement for the President’s, maybe you need a primary in 2022," Gaetz wrote. 

Gaetz's tweet follow reports that Kemp is expected to choose financial executive Kelly Loeffler for the role.