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) GaetzParties clash as impeachment articles move closer to House vote Rand Paul: 'We need to re-examine' US-Saudi relationship after Florida shooting GOP calls for minority hearing on impeachment, threatens procedural measures MORE (R-Fla.) on Friday after Gaetz, a top ally of President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 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 - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Parties clash as impeachment articles move closer to House vote House passes bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers MORE (R-Ga.) to the Senate seat that will be vacated by Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Lankford to be named next Senate Ethics chairman The Hill's 12:30 Report: Job growth soars in November 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.