(The message quoted below is disputed)

What does "rep" stand for here? Representative? Republican?

Amy Sweet tweeted 11h ago in Replying to @TeamTrump We just showed them the video of them telling everyone to leave but then when coast was clear 4 pulled out suitcases and counted for 2 hours but rep just said where is the evidence!!! You could show her someone being murdered on camera and they would say where’s the evidence!!

Source: Twitter

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    The Twitter string from which the quote comes makes no reference to any particular person or party. I am not a twitterer or familiar with its jargon. It's not clear to me but it may refer to a reply . Dec 4, 2020 at 12:08
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    Note that Twitter has a hard character limit, leading people to shorten or remove many words to fit in everything they want to say. As a result, tweets should not be taken as an example of correct writing.
    – StephenS
    Dec 4, 2020 at 16:59

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wiktionary shows five meanings of "rep":

(informal) Clipping of reputation.
(weightlifting, countable) Clipping of repetition.
(informal) Clipping of representative.
(theater) Clipping of repertory.
(military, in combination) Clipping of report.

It almost certainly means "representative" here.

Notice that the tweeter is dropping articles: "when (the) coast was clear".

An expanded phrasing would be "but the representative just said "where is the evidence"!!!

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