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Congressional reporter says Rep. Issa gave middle finger after Comey question

Posted: 6:19 PM, May 16, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-17 01:51:31Z

(KGTV) - Congressman Darrell Issa found himself in the middle of a Twitter spat Tuesday, over accusations he gave a reporter the middle finger.

Rachael Bade, a Congressional reporter for Politico, posted Tuesday on Twitter that Issa "literally gave me the middle finger" when she asked for his comment on recent news regarding former FBI Director James Comey.

Bade's tweet has been retweeted more than 20,000 times since 3:30 p.m.

Issa later replied saying Bade, "must have seen or heard something to believe this happened, but it didn't."

Erica Werner, a Congressional correspondent for the Associated Press, said she was not in position to see the gesture, but "saw Issa turn to Rachael, her react. I believe [Bade]."

Thousands of users left comments calling for Issa to resign and criticizing his recent vote to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act, following Bade's tweet.

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