Musk's dismissive response led to warnings from Twitter users who urged Musk to consider Markey's position on the Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband as well as his position on the Subcommitte on Space and Science.
"Probably not a great idea to troll a high ranking Senator with a history of taking down rich people who just so happens to sit on multiple committees which regulate your businesses the day after his party retakes the Chamber," People for Bernie tweeted at Musk.
"You just unironically launched a senate investigation on yourself from this," Mahmoud wrote.
\u201c@elonmusk @SenMarkey @washingtonpost I'm just spitballing here but it might not be a good idea to mock a senator with direct oversight over your companies.\u201d
Although Musk may have found his response amusing, Markey did not.
In a stern tweet, Markey wrote, "One of your companies is under an FTC consent decree. Auto safety watchdog NHTSA is investigating another for killing people. And you’re spending your time picking fights online. Fix your companies. Or Congress will."
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