Tag Archives: Matt Gaetz

Gaetz And Bannon Vow Probes On COVID, The “Stolen Election,” And The “J6 Fedsurrection” After Midterms

Media Matters has the transcript: STEVE BANNON (HOST): What our folks want to know, is when we take back the House, is it going to be same-old-same-old, what’s going to be different? Are we going to go on the attack? REP. MATT GAETZ (R-FL): You know what, the truth is like a lion, it doesn’t need to be protected, it …

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Hot Mic: Gaetz Promised Stone That He’d Be Pardoned

The Washington Post reports: As Roger Stone prepared to stand trial in 2019, complaining he was under pressure from federal prosecutors to incriminate Donald Trump, a close ally of the president repeatedly assured Stone that “the boss” would likely grant him clemency if he were convicted, a recording shows. At an event at a Trump property that October, Rep. Matt …

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Man Who Threatened Gaetz Gets Home Confinement

NBC News reports: A California man who left a message threatening to kill Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz was sentenced to home confinement and fined $10,000 Thursday, prosecutors said. Eugene Huelsman left the voicemail for Gaetz, R-Fla., on Jan. 9, 2021, three days after a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol. Huelsman, 59, of Thousand Oaks …

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20 GOP Reps Vote Against Human Trafficking Bill

Newsweek reports: The House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill to support human trafficking victims on Tuesday, with a strong vote of 401-20 backed by both Democratic and Republican Representatives. Among the 20 Republicans who voted against re-authorizing the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022—legislation that supports programs preventing human trafficking and supporting its victims—was Rep. Matt Gaetz, …

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Matt Gaetz: Abortion Rights Protesters Are Too Fat And Ugly To Ever Worry About Getting Pregnant [VIDEO]

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Florida congressman Matt Gaetz told a crowd of young people at a conference here Saturday that women protesting abortion access are less likely to get pregnant because they aren’t attractive. “Why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions?” Gaetz said. “Nobody wants to …

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Email Shows Mo Brooks Requesting Pardons For Every Congress Member Who Voted To “Reject Electoral Vote”

The Birmingham News reports: Rep. Mo Brooks was among other Republican members of Congress who asked then-president Donald Trump for protection from future prosecutions through a presidential pardon. The January 6 committee, a bipartisan group of legislators investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., revealed Brooks’ name during a hearing Thursday. Brooks sent an email with …

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Former White House Lawyer: Gaetz, Greene, Gohmert, Biggs, And Perry Asked Trump For Presidential Pardons

The Independent reports: Representatives Mo Brooks, Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, Louis Gohmert, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Scott Perry were among the Republican members of Congress who asked then-president Donald Trump to insulate them from future prosecutions by granting them presidential pardons. Their names were revealed by the House January 6 select committee on Thursday at the end of the panel’s …

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Challenger Links Gaetz To Epstein In New Ad [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: Republican congressional candidate Mark Lombardo has released a new ad for his campaign to oust U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz in Florida’s 1st Congressional District. This week, the Pensacola Republican launched his first TV ad. Titled “A Marine Who Will Put You First,” the 30-second spot takes aim at Gaetz while highlighting Lombardo’s West Florida roots. “When I …

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Gaetz Calls For Voters To Carry Guns At Polling Places

The Hill reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Thursday said he supports voters arming themselves when headed to the polls in an effort to protect against intimidation. “I sort of like [Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas] Massie’s legislation that maybe everyone who’s a voter or on their way to vote ought to have the opportunity to carry a firearm to ensure …

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Matt Gaetz: Americans Need AR-15s For “Hog Hunting”

Raw Story reports: Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) made an attempt to answer why anyone not serving in the military would have a need for an AR-15 capable of quickly spewing 300 bullets, as President Joe Biden noted in a speech over the weekend and received a speedy response from a mass shooting survivor. Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Gaetz …

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Gaetz: Pro-Choice Women Are Lonely, Over-Educated, And Eat With Their Cats Due To No “Bumble Matches”

The Hill reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is facing backlash after questioning how many “over-educated, under-loved” women have participated in protests supporting abortion rights after a draft ruling from the Supreme Court showed that the bench is poised to roll back Roe v. Wade. A number of tweets criticizing the congressman referenced the sex trafficking investigation that is examining the …

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Gaetz Claims Pentagon’s Vax Mandate Is A “Religious Purge” Meant To Weed Out Christian Troops [VIDEO]

The Military Times reports: Three active duty service members appeared in a segment aired Thursday on a podcast hosted by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida, accusing the Defense Department of using the COVID-19 vaccine mandate to “intentionally purge” religious service members. Air Force Capt. Jordan Karr, Army Maj. Samuel Sigoloff and Air Force Master Sgt. Nickolas Krupper made their cases from …

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Matt Gaetz Attacks “Sniveling” House GOP Leadership

Newsweek reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz said that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana were “not fitting of leadership” during a Wednesday night appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight. The previous day, Gaetz accused the leaders of being “weak men” for speaking about him and former President Donald Trump indirectly during “sniveling phone calls” …

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AUDIO: McCarthy Worried Cultist Reps Would Incite Violence Against Congress: Putting People In Jeopardy

The New York Times reports: Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, feared in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack that several far-right members of Congress would incite violence against other lawmakers, identifying several by name as security risks in private conversations with party leaders. Mr. McCarthy talked to other congressional Republicans about wanting to rein in multiple hard-liners …

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Politico: GOP Reps “Deeply Involved” In Overturn Plot

Politico reports: Deposition excerpts filed by the Jan 6. select committee — part of an effort to force former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to appear for an interview — suggest that some of Trump’s top allies in Congress were frequently present in meetings where a handful of strategies to prevent Joe Biden from taking office were discussed, …

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Gaetz Accuses Cheney Of Secretly Recording McCarthy

Mediaite reports: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) went after Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for suggesting Donald Trump’s resignation, and the congressman simultaneously accused Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) of secretly recording the House minority leader. The commotion not only speaks to the GOP’s private frustrations with Trump, it also indicates McCarthy seriously considered having the former president politically exiled over the storming of the …

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MTG And Gaetz Funneled $25K To Ex-Trump Lawyer

Congress Minutes reports: Put America First, a joint fundraising committee run by Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), paid at least $25,000 for legal services since September to the Constitutional Counsel Group. That’s the law firm of John Eastman, a onetime legal adviser to former President Donald Trump. The nature of these payments: It’s unclear what Eastman’s …

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Three GOP Reps Vote Against New Sanctions On Russia

Newsweek reports: The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted nearly unanimously to suspend normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus, as well as to ban the import of Russian oil and gas. Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Matt Gaetz of Florida joined Tom Massie of Kentucky as the “no” votes (420-3) suspending normal trade relations. Earlier Thursday, …

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Gaetz Accuses Defense Sec Of “Embracing Socialism”

CNN reports: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Rep. Matt Gaetz got into a heated argument during Tuesday’s House Armed Services hearing after the Florida Republican accused the Pentagon of being too focused on “wokeism” and not defense. Austin charged that Gaetz appeared to be “embarrassed for his country” by questioning the US military’s capability, and the two men shouted over …

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Gaetz: People On Insulin Should Just Lose Weight

Mother Jones reports: On Thursday, the House passed a Democratic-sponsored bill to cap the price of insulin at $35 a month for most Americans, an effort to crack down on price-gouging by drug makers who have raised the price of a lifesaving product used by millions of Americans by almost 500 percent in recent years.Among those voting “no” was Rep. …

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