Former Rep. Comstock Hits Back at Elizabeth Warren: Perhaps You were Getting a Beer and Missed Civility Class?
Former Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) defended herself after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) asked if she will register as a lobbyist after joining Baker Donelson’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group as a senior advisor.
“Will @BarbaraComstock register as a lobbyist, or bob & weave around the rules? My #EndCorruptionNow bill would make it illegal for her to take a lobbying job as a former Congresswoman,” Warren tweeted, sharing an article from The Hill about Comstock.
Will @BarbaraComstock register as a lobbyist, or bob & weave around the rules? My #EndCorruptionNow bill would make it illegal for her to take a lobbying job as a former Congresswoman – & would fix the Swiss cheese definition of lobbying. https://t.co/VHZP9wyqrh
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 4, 2019
Comstock responded a few hours later: “Harvard IOP invited me to be a Fellow this semester to discuss civility in politics. Perhaps you were getting a beer and missed that class,” referring to Warren’s much-mocked line from her Instagram Live video.
— Barbara Comstock (@BarbaraComstock) February 4, 2019
Comstock lost her re-election bid during the 2018 midterms and has taken both gigs at Harvard and at the policy group.
Spring 2019 Fellows are in the building!
Kicking-off a busy and fun orientation this morning with breakfast ?, introductions ?, and plenty of coffee ☕️. pic.twitter.com/hdwNc8iqf1
— Institute of Politics (@harvardiop) February 4, 2019
“I am excited to join Baker Donelson and bring my decades of policy experience in the legislative, administrative, and private sector arenas, as well as a lifetime of relationships, to provide strategic guidance on building winning coalitions and strategies,” Comstock said in a statement to The Hill.
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