The Florida Bar is investigating Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz after his threatening tweet last night about President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Francine Andía Walker, the group’s director of communications, said the Florida Bar received a number of calls and emails regarding the tweet after it posted.
According to disciplinary guidelines for the group, which is the organization of all lawyers licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida to practice law in the state, the state bar’s lawyer regulation arm must determine that an allegation against a bar member “would constitute a violation of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar” before a probe is opened.
Rep. Stacey Plaskett says Rep. Matt Gaetz should be referred to the Ethics Committee for witness tampering over Michael Cohen tweet, and possibly “referred for criminal prosecution.” https://t.co/Ty8X7O69ov pic.twitter.com/FRdIwxC5ue
— ABC News (@ABC) February 27, 2019
FYI, @mattgaetz. In case you missed it.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 27, 2019