NBC News reports:
Rep. Matt Gaetz late on Wednesday said he had “apologized personally” to Michael Cohen after earlier in the week suggesting that the president’s former attorney was engaged in extramarital affairs. Gaetz posted what appeared to be a threat to reveal unsavory allegations ahead of Cohen’s public testimony.
The congressman has since deleted the original tweet. He also told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by Twitter that “it was NOT my intent to threaten.” That mea cupla didn’t seem to sway the Florida Bar, which NBC News has confirmed is investigating Gaetz for possibly violating its rules of professionalism.
I’ve personally apologized to @MichaelCohen212 4 referencing his private family in the public square. Regardless of disagreements, family members should be off-limits from attacks from representatives, senators & presidents, including myself. Let’s leave the Cohen family alone.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) February 28, 2019