Tag Archives: Matt Gaetz

Gaetz Eggs On Hatred For Liz Cheney At CPAC [VIDEO]

Mediate reports: When Congressman Matt Gaetz spoke at CPAC Friday — proudly calling himself a “Florida man” — he went on a tear against Cheney to applause from the crowd. Gaetz talked about “whip[ping] the establishment,” and then added, “Speaking of people who ought to lose primaries…” “If Liz Cheney were on this stage today, she would get booed off …

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Navarro To Trump: Fire Your Lawyers, Hire Matt Gaetz

The Washington Examiner reports: Peter Navarro, who served as former President Donald Trump’s trade adviser, said he disagrees with the Trump team’s plans to argue the unconstitutionality of the president’s second impeachment trial instead of focusing on election integrity. Navarro also urged the president to fire his legal team to hire Rep. Matt Gaetz, who has already signaled a willingness …

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Gaetz Virtue-Signals On Pledge Of Allegiance [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler denied Rep. Matt Gaetz’s request to begin each meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance saying the committee is “covered” as the House already begins each day with it. Gaetz, R-Fla., asked that “in the spirit of national unity and pride,” the Judiciary Committee begin each meeting with the Pledge. Gaetz, who’s …

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Cheney Keeps Leadership Post In 145-61 Secret Vote

ABC News reports: House Republicans voted on Wednesday to keep Rep. Liz Cheney in GOP leadership despite her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump last month, with a strong majority of the conference rejecting the challenge from Trump allies to punish the Wyoming Republican. The conference voted 145-61 in a secret ballot, after members spent hours venting frustrations about …

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Gaetz Claims He’d Resign To Defend Trump At Trial

From Steve Bannon’s extremist “War Room” website: Congressman Matt Gaetz said he would give up his seat in the House if asked to defend President Donald Trump in the upcoming impeachment trial. “The President so far has gotten a low-energy defense,” Gaetz said in an interview with War Room. Gaetz said it’s important to show how President Trump’s concerns about …

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Gaetz Staffer Cheered On Rioters From Nearby Rooftop

Gizmodo reports: As police struggled futilely to fend off a wave of rioters outside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, Joel Valdez, an aide to Congressman Matt Gaetz, made his way to the rooftop of his boss’s office building across the street on Independence Ave. Surveying the mob as it surrounded the complex, he captured a five-second video with …

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Gaetz Rallies Against Liz Cheney In Her Home State

ABC News reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), one of former President Trump’s most ardent supporters, took aim at House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on her own turf on Thursday, holding a rally calling for her ouster. Hundreds gathered outside the Capitol building in Cheyenne, where the Florida Republican railed against the No.3 Republican in the House just one …

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Cheney Spox Rips Matt Gaetz For Wearing Makeup

The Washington Examiner reports: Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz plans to rally with local Republicans in Cheyenne on Thursday to urge the Wyoming Republican congresswoman to step down as a result of her voting in favor of Trump’s second impeachment and accusing him of “betrayal” to the office of the presidency. In a tweet promoting the event, Gaetz said, “I …

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McCarthy To GOP Reps: Stop Claiming It Was Antifa

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told members of his GOP conference on a call Monday that the riot at the Capitol was not caused by antifa, urging lawmakers not to further spread misinformation about the pro-Trump mob that stormed the House and Senate last week. “McCarthy told all members on the call that he has been …

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Moonie Paper Made Up “Antifa” Claim Cited By Gaetz

The Washington Post reports: On the House floor early on Thursday, hours after a violent, pro-Trump mob burst into the Capitol, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) expressed his anger at the perpetrators. But Gaetz wasn’t pointing the finger at fellow Trump supporters — instead, he suggested members of antifa had secretly infiltrated the group to cause the chaos. Citing a widely …

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Complaint Filed: Disbar Rep. Matt Gaetz For Sedition

The Pensacola News-Journal reports: A Florida attorney who ran unsuccessfully in November as a Democrat for a South Florida seat in Congress is filing a complaint with the Florida Bar against Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Republican congressman who represents Northwest Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pam Keith contends that Gaetz’s conduct in the aftermath of the Nov. 3 …

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House Cultists Call For Floor Fight Over Election Result

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s staunchest defenders on Capitol Hill are urging him not to concede even after President-elect Joe Biden wins the Electoral College vote next week, calling on their party’s leader to fight for his unsubstantiated claims of widespread election fraud all the way to the House floor in January. Asked if Trump should concede next …

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NJ To Prosecute NY Young Republicans Club For Secret Gala, Orders Venue Closed Down For COVID Violations

New Jersey’s WXKY radio reports: New York Young Republicans who hoped to keep the location of their annual fundraiser a secret have been outed by Jersey City’s chief prosecutor, who said he will bring charges for violating Gov. Phil Murphy’s coronavirus executive orders. Mid-day Friday, city officials said the restaurant holding the event has been shut down as well. Jersey …

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US House To Vote Today On Decriminalizing Marijuana

NBC News reports: As the cannabis industry continues to take root state by state, Congress will consider whether to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act once and for all. The House will vote Friday on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, which would decriminalize cannabis and clear the way to erase nonviolent federal marijuana …

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Trump Retweets Gaetz’s Call To Pardon Himself [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump has shared a call from his ally Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to consider granting a pardon to himself. After he detailed the full pardon of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, Trump retweeted a number of posts, largely related to claims of election fraud as he persists with his action against the election …

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Matt Gaetz: Trump Should Pardon Everyone Including Himself And Joe Exotic Just To Own The Libs [VIDEO]

“President Trump should pardon Michael Flynn. He should pardon the Thanksgiving turkey. He should pardon everyone, from himself to his administration officials to Joe Exotic if he has to. “Because you see from the radical left a bloodlust that will only be quenched if they come after the people who’ve worked so hard to animate the Trump administration with the …

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GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Politico reports: Bloomberg’s Jen Jacobs scooped Friday night that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows had the novel coronavirus. We were poking around on this story much of Friday, and we bring that up only to make this point: Several people who had been in direct contact with Meadows were not told he had the virus. Another high-profile member …

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Five GOP Reps Vote Against Peaceful Transfer Measure

The Hill reports: The House adopted a resolution on Tuesday to affirm the chamber’s support for a peaceful transfer of power after President Trump last week declined to commit to it if he loses reelection. Lawmakers adopted the measure in a bipartisan 397-5 vote, with all of the votes in opposition coming from Republicans. Tuesday’s vote followed one last week …

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Matt Gaetz Claims Sen. Kelly Loeffler Offered Trump Team $50M To “Take Out” Her GOP Senate Opponent

The Daily Beast reports: A leading congressional ally of President Donald Trump alleged last week that Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) threatened to withhold financial support for the president’s re-election effort unless he helped get her top primary opponent out of the race. According to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Loeffler or her representatives approached the Trump campaign and offered to spend …

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Florida AG Orders Probe After Bloomberg Helps Felons

NBC News reports: Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody on Wednesday called for an investigation into an effort backed by Mike Bloomberg to help restore the voting rights of thousands of felons ahead of the November election. “Today, I sent a letter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation into potential violations of election laws,” …

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