The battleground for one of the biggest fights brewing for this fall on Capitol Hill — the debt ceiling — shifted to Twitter on Tuesday morning, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich traded barbs about a potential government shutdown.
On Tuesday morning, Gingrich responded to Reid’s Monday remarks on the floor, where Reid urged Republicans contemplating a government shutdown “give a call to Newt Gingrich. He’ll return your phone calls. Ask him how it worked. It was disastrous for Newt Gingrich, the Republicans and the Country.”
Gingrich on Tuesday tweeted that he welcomed the comparison.
Within 10 minutes, the Senate majority leader responded.
Gingrich replied to Reid by linking to a 2011 op-ed he wrote urging the GOP to stick to its principles.
Gingrich also took the opportunity to plug his new project, a reboot of “Crossfire” on CNN.