Tag Archives: Matt Gaetz

Woman Who Threw Drink On Matt Gaetz Gets 15 Days

The Pensacola Daily News reports: Amanda Kondrat’yev, the woman who threw a red slushie drink on U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz at a campaign event in June, was sentenced Monday to 15 days in prison for assaulting a U.S. congressman. The 35-year-old wife and mother of two, who briefly ran against Gaetz as a Democratic challenger in the 2016 election, will …

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FLORIDA: GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Tells Judge He Wants Prison Time For Woman Who Threw A Drink On Him

The Pensacola News-Journal reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz is asking the federal court to sentence Amanda Kondrat’yev — the woman who threw a drink on the congressman after a Pensacola campaign event in June — to “some time of incarceration,” saying that the message needs to be sent to supporters and opponents that violence won’t be tolerated. Kondrat’yev, 35, is scheduled …

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GOP Reps Asked To Be Arrested For Storming Hearing

Mediaite reports: According to Chad Pergram of Fox News, the Republicans who entered the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) Wednesday — where Democrats were holding a hearing with Pentagon staffer Laura Cooper on matters related to Ukraine — asked to be arrested. According to Pergram, those Republicans were hoping to use the visual of being taken away to paint Democrats …

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Gaetz: Storming The Hearing Was Like The Movie “300”

TMZ reports: Congressman Matt Gaetz sure is feeling himself after leading the blitz of House Republicans into private impeachment hearings — delaying them for hours — and he’s glowing about scoring brownie points with POTUS. We got the Florida Rep. on Capitol Hill, shortly after members of his Freedom Caucus ignored protocol and barged into a secure facility Wednesday. Gaetz …

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Graham Slams “Nuts” GOP Storming Of Intel Facility

The Associated Press reports: Lawmakers described a chaotic scene. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said she had just walked into the room when the Republican lawmakers blew past Capitol Police officers and Democratic staffers. The staff member who was checking identification at the entrance was “basically overcome” by the Republicans, she said. “Literally some of them were just screaming about …

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Two Dozen GOP Lawmakers Attempt To Storm Secure Facility To Steal Classified Info On Impeachment Probe

Raw Story reports: On Wednesday, a group of right-wing representatives led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tried to storm into a secure facility for classified information being used as part of the impeachment proceedings, demanding to be informed of the process. They are almost certain to be ejected because they are not members of the committees reviewing the evidence. GOP …

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BOOTED: Gaetz Tries To Crash Impeachment Hearing

From the right wing Washington Examiner: A Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee was ejected from a closed-door impeachment hearing. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida tried to enter a hearing Monday in which lawmakers from three different committees are interviewing President Trump’s former top aide on Russia, Fiona Hill. Gaetz said he believed he should be allowed to attend …

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Florida Bar Clears Matt Gaetz Of Witness Intimidation

Florida News Service reports: The Florida Bar confirmed Thursday that its Grievance Committee found “no probable cause” that U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz violated rules when he sent out a tweet accusing Michael Cohen of infidelity as President Donald Trump’s former attorney prepared to testify before Congress. Florida Bar spokeswoman Francine Walker said in an email that a letter of advice …

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US House Members Demand Epstein Suicide Probe

The Hill reports: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) led public calls Saturday demanding answers after disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell due to an apparent suicide. “We need answers. Lots of them,” Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, tweeted. Many immediately began questioning the details surrounding his death after …

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HYPOCRISY: Republicans Demand Ethics Probe After Dem Rep Reposts Publicly Available Trump Donor Info

The hypocrisy meter just hurled itself out the window: House conservatives on Friday called on the chamber’s Ethics Committee to investigate Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) for tweeting the names of Trump campaign donors. The letter spearheaded by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) was signed by GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Jody Hice (Ga.), Debbie Lesko (Ariz.), Jeff Duncan (S.C.), Randy Weber …

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GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz: The FBI Won’t File Charges For Death Threats Against Me Because I’ve Attacked Them

Fox News reports: Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is questioning whether federal prosecutors are applying a double standard by not bringing charges in connection with a graphic threat against him — and suggesting his criticism of the Russia probe might even be a factor. The conservative Florida congressman told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that he received a threatening voicemail …

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House Ethics Panel To Probe GOP Rep For Cohen Threat

Politico reports: The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it is investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) for a February tweet in which he threatened to release embarrassing personal information about President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen. The panel revealed in a statement that it has opened a formal inquiry into Gaetz’s comment based on a March 13 complaint from …

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GOP Rep To Press Charges Over Thrown Drink [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said this week that he plans to press charges against the person who threw a drink at him earlier this month as he was leaving a town hall event. “If there are no consequences, then maybe it’s me getting hit with a drink one time, but what if it’s a member of my staff …

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Florida Bar Advances Witness Intimidation Probe Into GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Over Menacing Tweet To Cohen

The Tampa Bay Times reports: An investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz will proceed, the Florida Bar said Wednesday, meaning the Panhandle Republican could face discipline for allegedly intimidating President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. A grand jury-like panel called the Grievance Committee will next decide whether there is probable cause that Gaetz’s tweet violated Florida rules for lawyers. …

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Douchebag GOP Rep Attacks Schiff With “PENCIL Act”

Today in infantile Republican assholery: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), one of President Trump’s closest allies on Capitol Hill, on Wednesday introduced a bill to remove Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. The Florida Republican introduced the Preventing Extreme Negligence with Classified Information Licenses, or “PENCIL,” Act, a nod to Trump’s insults calling the California …

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Florida GOP Rep May Run For Senate In Alabama

Talking Points Memo reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a Fox News favorite and a bulldog for President Trump on the Hill, is reportedly mulling a move across the border to Alabama to run for Sen. Doug Jones’ (D-AL) seat when he’s up for reelection in 2020. According to a Republican lawmaker who is close to Gaetz who spoke to The …

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GOP Rep Won’t Support Equality Act Because Trump Could Declare Himself “First Female President” [VIDEO]

Bustle reports: A Republican congressman from Florida has expressed his opposition to protecting LGBTQ rights before, and his views have only gotten more confusing. At a Tuesday hearing on the Equality Act, Rep. Matt Gaetz argued against transgender rights and raised eyebrows all over the place. “Consider this possibility — if President Trump were to say, I am now the …

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REPORT: Gaetz Told Trump “I Was Happy To Do It For You” During Discussion On Threatening Michael Cohen

Mediaite reports: The Atlantic‘s Edward-Isaac Dovere reports that President Donald Trump spoke to Gaetz this week while he was still in Vietnam for his denuclearization summit with Kim Jong Un. Trump used this phone call to vent over Cohen’s congressional testimony against him, and according to Dovere, Gaetz said “I was happy to do it” when the president brought up …

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Matt Gaetz: I’ve “Personally Apologized” To Cohen

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 …

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Florida Bar Investigates Matt Gaetz For Cohen Threat

CNN reports: 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 …

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