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Chelsea Clinton Fires Back at Rep. Paul Gosar for Spending Christmas Eve Attacking Her Parents

After Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) spent his Christmas Eve launching a bizarre attack against Bill and Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton fired back at the lawmaker with a mocking tweet on Thursday.

“At 11am on Christmas Eve, we were making cookies for Santa,” Chelsea wrote in a response to Gosar sharing a 1992 60 Minutes interview, in which a light bar almost fell on the Clintons, along with the caption, “Remember the reason for the season!”

“Thank you Congressman @RepGosar for reminding me of my dad’s quick reflexes!” the former first-daughter joked.

While it is unclear what prompted Gosar to ascribe the true meaning of Christmas to a light fixture nearly striking the Clintons, the congressman had a public falling out with his family — namely, his siblings joined an attack ad urging Arizona voters to not support their brother — so perhaps he had nothing better to do on the holiday. In a statement to Newsweek, Gosar’s spokesperson insisted that there is no “deeper meaning at play” in his tweet, instead noting that Hillary exclaimed “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!” after being shocked by the set malfunction.

A number of other media and political figures took to Twitter to takes shots at Gosar’s strange remark.

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Caleb Ecarma was a reporter at Mediaite. Email him here: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter here: @calebecarma