Tag Archives: Matt Gaetz

Two More GOP Reps Under Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

Axios reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz is the latest member of Congress to go into self-quarantine after coming in contact with an individual at CPAC who has since tested positive for the coronavirus. Gaetz was seen traveling with President Trump on Air Force One about an hour before his office announced that he would go into self-quarantine. Gaetz’s office reports that …

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FL Bar Complaint Filed Against Gaetz For SCIF Stunt

The Miami New Times reports: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party on Thursday filed a formal bar complaint against Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R), urging the Florida Bar to sanction the Trump acolyte for storming a secure congressional facility during the closed-door phase of the impeachment inquiry. As previously reported at the time, a faction of approximately two dozen House GOP members, …

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Matt Gaetz Files Ethics Complaint Against Nancy Pelosi: Tearing Up Glorious Leader’s Speech Was A Violation

The New York Post reports: Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz filed an ethics complaint against Nancy Pelosi that said the House speaker possibly violated numerous House rules — and maybe even broke the law — by tearing up a copy of President Trump’s State of the Union speech. The Florida legislator sent a letter to the House Committee on Ethics requesting …

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GOP Florida Rep Accuses Matt Gaetz Of Creating Game In Which Lawmakers Got Points For Bedding Interns

Mediaite reports: Florida state representative Chris Latvala accused Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) of creating a game “where members of the FL House got ‘points’ for sleeping with aides, interns, lobbyists, and married legislators,” Tuesday. After Gaetz called out Latvala for posting a photograph with Al Sharpton on Twitter, Latvala replied, “And you created a game where members of the FL …

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Matt Gaetz Is On Trump’s Shitlist After War Powers Vote

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican and staunch ally of President Trump, pushed other Republicans to vote in favor of limiting Trump’s authority in the military confrontation with Iran, drawing ire from the president and other Republicans in Congress, according to aides and emails. Trump fiercely complained about Gaetz after aides informed Trump that his office …

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Matt Gaetz: It’s “Weird” That Giuliani Went To Ukraine

Newsweek reports: Republican Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz offered several defenses of Rudy Giuliani visiting Ukraine this past week, saying that while it is “weird,” Americans should give him “the benefit of the doubt” because of his role after 9/11. Gaetz appeared on ABC News’ This Week on Sunday to produce a litany of defenses for President Donald Trump and Giuliani’s …

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Matt Gaetz: Georgia Gov Just Announced The Funeral For His Career By Defying Trump With Senate Pick

Axios reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to name Kelly Loeffler as interim U.S. senator has generated lots of political buzz, due to some Trump loyalists claiming betrayal. The intra-GOP skirmish has obscured the big business story, in that Loeffler will become one of precious few senators with a working knowledge of technology and, in particular, blockchain technology. Loeffler is …

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Matt Gaetz Threatens Georgia Governor: Appoint The Senator Trump Wants Or We Will Primary You In 2022

Talking Points Memo: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal acolytes, threatened Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) with a primary challenger in 2022 should he not select Trump’s preferred candidate for a soon-to-be-open Senate seat. It is not clear from where Gaetz, a congressman from Florida, gets the authority to threaten the Georgia governor with a …

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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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