A White House assistant press secretary and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) communications director had a terse exchange on Twitter Thursday afternoon about food stamp reform and the farm bill.

Rory Cooper, Cantor’s spokesman, tweeted that White House press secretary Jay Carney says, “Food stamp reforms takes food out of the mouths of the hungry. Blatantly false fearmongering. Shameful.”

Carney raised the issue in Thursday’s press briefing at the White House.

“Umm, how else would you describe kicking ppl out,” Matt Lehrich, an assistant White House press secretary, hit back on Twitter.

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