Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Mike Rogers, R-Ala., publicly resolved their differences Sunday after tensions erupted on the House floor Friday night during votes for House speaker. Camera.

Rogers was restrained after he charged Gaetz.

Lawmakers appeared to patch things up in tweets on Sunday.

Gaetz said Rogers had his «pardon» and should not face «any punishment or retaliation just because he had a lively moment.»

Rogers, retweeting Gaetz’s comment, said: «I’m sorry I briefly lost my temper in the House on Friday night and I appreciate Matt’s kind understanding.»

The dispute came after Republican leader Kevin McCarthy of California suffered a 14th-ballot defeat to a small group of ultra-conservatives, including Gaetz, after McCarthy allies thought they had secured the votes to finally reach a simple majority.

After Gaetz voted present on the 14th ballot, McCarthy approached him at the back of the chamber, where a tense exchange ensued as several Republican lawmakers surrounded them. Rogers, the incoming chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, then walked over and appeared to lunge in Gaetz’s direction, but Rep. Richard Hudson, RN.C., stopped him before he could leave.

McCarthy ultimately won the votes to secure the speakership on ballot number 15, when Gaetz and several other opponents changed their votes to «present.»