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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 Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Friday after Gaetz, a top ally of President Trump, 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.”

The Florida lawmaker had previously tweeted that Kemp should appoint Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) to the Senate seat that will be vacated by Johnny Isakson (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. 

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