Gaetz Tweets And Immediately Deletes Call To Defund The FBI (Which Is Investigating Him For Sex Trafficking)

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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