Vice News reports:
Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted Wednesday that Democrats should defund the FBI, the same agency investigating whether the Florida congressman participated in sex trafficking.
“If Democrats want to defund the police, they should start with the FBI,” Gaetz wrote, before deleting it almost immediately. The post was only up for one minute, according to ProPublica’s Politiwoops, which tracks politicians’ deleted tweets.
A Gaetz spokesperson said that the congressman “felt it appropriate to remove a jocular tweet taken from a speech some time ago” because he takes oversight of the FBI so seriously.
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Matt Gaetz tweets that Democrats should defund the FBI, then deletes the tweet.
The FBI is investigating Gaetz’s possible role in child sex trafficking, after his friend pled guilty to charges of having sex with a minor and implicated “others.”
Gaetz has denied sex w/ a minor. https://t.co/nOl5psuxX2
— michaelscherer (@michaelscherer) June 23, 2021
Accused sex trafficker Matt Gaetz calls for defunding FBI then suddenly backs off https://t.co/hqsJsEablL
— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) June 23, 2021