Markwayne Mullin accuses Matt Gaetz of ‘living off your daddy’s money’

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Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Sen. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma engaged in a hostile exchange on X, the platform previously known as Twitter.

When retweeting a post suggesting that Mullin’s net worth had ballooned from 2018 to 2022, Gaetz commented, “We should pass a ban on trading stocks!”

Mullin suggested that Gaetz is living off of his father’s money. “I hear @RepMattGaetz has criticism of hard-earned success — he should try building a business that gains value, it’s more gratifying than living off your daddy’s money,” Mullin tweeted.

Gaetz replied to Mullin’s tweet by sharing the graphic about his net worth.

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“The only thing I criticized were your stock trades while a member of congress. I want to ban those trades. You cashed in and made millions,” Gaetz also responded.

Mullin, who began serving as a senator earlier this year, had previously served in the House of Representatives.

The senator had appeared prepared to get into a physical altercation with a witness at a hearing last month, though no fight actually occurred.

Gaetz successfully moved to oust Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from the House speakership earlier this year, leading Republicans to embark on a lengthy process to tap a new speaker.

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