Gaetz ― who led the charge last week as a group of House Republicans stormed a secure Capitol room to disrupt an impeachment inquiry deposition ― posed for a selfie with President Donald Trump during Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday evening.
Many fans at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., booed and chanted when Trump, his wife Melania and the Republican politicians seated with them appeared on the big screen.
Lassner, however, took his objections to Twitter.
Gaetz fired back on Monday, hauling NBC into the mix by suggesting he was not surprised the network condoned “such a dumb/triggered/profane comment from a senior employee.”
“Accountability isn’t really NBC’s ‘thing,’” Gaetz wrote, referencing investigative journalist Ronan Farrow’s book “Catch And Kill,” which asserts that NBC was complicit in covering up claims of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct when Farrow was working as a correspondent for the network.
While “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is licensed by NBC and airs on 10 of its stations, as well on 22 stations owned by Hearst Television, NBC does not own the show or employ Lassner. The show is distributed by Warner Bros.
Lassner pointed this out, adding that he was flattered Gaetz “took time out of crashing hearings to respond to me.”
Gaetz has yet to respond to Lassner’s latest tweets.