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  • GOP Rep. Gaetz reveals Cuban son on Twitter after clash with Dem congressman

    06/18/2020 1:28:17 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., surprised social media users Thursday by revealing he has a Cuban son after a fiery exchange with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., a day earlier where Gaetz accused Richmond of suggesting Republicans do not know what it’s like to worry about raising a non-white child. “For all those wondering, this is my son Nestor. We share no blood but he is my life. He came from Cuba (legally, of course) six years ago and lives with me in Florida,” Gaetz wrote on Twitter. “I am so proud of him and raising him has been the best, most...
  • Twitter restricts tweet from Gaetz for glorifying violence

    06/01/2020 7:00:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 01 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Twitter has restricted a Monday tweet from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), saying it glorifies violence, a move that comes after also cracking down on some of President Trump's tweets last week. The Florida lawmaker and vocal Trump ally tweeted in response to Trump’s Sunday announcement on Twitter that anti-facist activists, or antifa, would be formally designated as a terrorist organization. “Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East?” Gaetz posted. Twitter restricted the tweet, preventing it from being liked, replied to or retweeted. Before the social media...
  • Breaking: Rep. Matt Gaetz Drafting Bill to Drop Big Tech’s Legal Immunity over One-Sided ‘Fact Checks’

    05/27/2020 12:22:09 PM PDT · by RandFan · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2020 | SEAN MORAN
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) will announce today that he is working with Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee to craft legislation that would strip social media giants of their Section 230 legal immunity if they fact check content on their platforms, according to a copy of his podcast which Breitbart News exclusively obtained. On the Florida conservative’s podcast, Hot Takes with Matt Gaetz, he said that he is working on a bill that would prevent social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google from fact-checking content on their platforms. Gaetz’s announcement follows as Twitter decided to fact check...
  • Gaetz shames Gowdy over 'failure of our Republican leadership'

    05/09/2020 9:47:34 PM PDT · by Rabin · 47 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | May 9 | Daniel Payne
    Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz shamed a "failure of our Republican leadership" When Devin Nunes, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and I wanted subpoena power it was Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy that wouldn't give us that subpoena power. Democrats sent out hundreds of subpoenas. "When Paul Ryan had control and could have run this to ground in 2017, we didn't send out one single subpoena, not one… a failure of our Republican leadership."
  • Why Did the NIH Fund Wuhan Labs?

    04/18/2020 4:47:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 18, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz has asked an obvious question, one that has not come up at the daily White House coronavirus press briefing -- why is the Wuhan Virology Lab a grantee of the National Institutes if Health, whose National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) -- headed by one Dr. Anthony Fauci -- and a recipient of $3.7 million to study coronavirus in bats? Gaetz has gone beyond mere curiosity, writing a letter to HHS Secretary Azar demanding the grant be terminated: Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., called on Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Tuesday to...
  • Florida Congressman Wears Gas Mask During Coronavirus Vote Bill Would Allocate Money to Fighting Virus

    03/11/2020 4:50:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    A Florida congressman made a statement about coronavirus on the House floor. Rep. Matt Gaetz wore a gas-mask on Wednesday during a vote on emergency funding to fight the spread of coronavirus. The bill would allocate billions of dollars to combating coronavirus as concerns rise over the spread of the respiratory illness. The move comes as the number of cases of the virus in the U.S. rises above 100 and the number of deaths approaches a dozen. However, Vice President Mike Pence said the American public’s risk of contracting the novel coronavirus “remains low,” stressing that there is “no need...
  • Nancy Pelosi’s State of the Union stunt may have broken the law, Rep. Matt Gaetz says

    02/06/2020 5:11:10 AM PST · by karpov · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 6, 2020 | Kenneth Garger
    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 they open an investigation and shared the missive on Twitter. Gaetz wrote that “Speaker Pelosi’s gesture was deeply offensive and appears to violate clauses 1 and 2 of House Rule XXIII,” which dictate the House’s official code of conduct. “Her behaviour does not ‘reflect creditably...
  • Matt Gaetz claims 'there will be an ethics investigation' into Pelosi for Tearing Trump speech

    02/06/2020 1:49:29 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 74 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/5/20 | Zachary Halaschak
    Rep. Matt Gaetz said he will be working to get an investigation going into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi because she tore up a copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address. “I will be filing charges against Nancy Pelosi in the House Ethics Committee,” the Florida Republican told Laura Ingraham on Fox News. “She disgraced the House of Representatives, she embarrassed our country, and she destroyed official records." “The law does not allow the speaker of the House to destroy the records of the House, and the rules of the House do not permit some little temper tantrum just...
  • Matt Gaetz says he was kept off impeachment defense team over war powers vote

    01/23/2020 10:49:45 AM PST · by conservative98 · 107 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2020 | 12:26pm | Emily Jacobs
    One of President Donald Trump’s strongest supporters on cable news and Capitol Hill was surprisingly excluded from his impeachment defense team — and he has suspicions as to why. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) was widely believed to have been a frontrunner to join a select group of House Republicans to defend the president through media outreach and providing consultation to his legal team, but he was snubbed. In an interview with Politico, Gaetz said he wasn’t entirely sure why he was kept off the team, but he has been told by someone in the White House that Eric Ueland, the...
  • Gaetz votes for the War Powers Resolution????

    01/09/2020 3:50:40 PM PST · by grayboots · 80 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/9/2020 | Matt Gaetz
    I represent more troops than any other member of this body. I buried one of them earlier today at Arlington. If our servicemembers have the courage to fight and die in these wars, Congress ought to have the courage to vote for or against them. I’m voting for this resolution.
  • Rep. Gaetz Claims He Heard Democratic 'Threats' on the House Floor

    12/31/2019 10:06:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Before the holidays, if you remember, the House of Representatives voted to impeach the president on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The vote came months after a whistleblower complaint that alleged Trump tried to use the power of the presidency to coerce Ukraine to investigate the Bidens for his own political interests. President Trump and his associates maintain his request was not politically motivated and that he wanted to root out corruption. According to a few Republican lawmakers, the campaign against the president was a sleazy, sleazy process. And the main culprit, they alleged , is House Speaker...
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz on impeachment battle: 'The whole deal was driven for television consumption'

    12/22/2019 9:30:26 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/2019 | Talia Kaplan
    Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said .. that everything House Democrats did regarding President Trump’s impeachment “was driven for television consumption because they had no actual evidence.” Without any Republican support, the House on Wednesday night voted to impeach President Trump for "abuse of power" and "obstruction of Congress" ... Trump mocked House Democrats during a Turning Point USA event in West Palm Beach, Fla., for voting to impeach him without providing any evidence of a crime. ... why Democrats fail to meet the standard they set for themselves. They promised us a bipartisan impeachment. In reality, the only bipartisan vote...
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz says Hunter Biden would be 'top witness' in impeachment inquiry

    11/28/2019 10:21:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/19 | Victor Garcia
    Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., appeared on "The Story" Wednesday, making the case for the minority party to present witnesses as House Democrats continue to push toward impeaching President Trump. "If we can prove that the president's questions about Hunter Biden, about Burisma were legitimate, that they were well-founded in what our diplomatic corps and what other professionals believe, that it can't possibly be this, you know, this shakedown that Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi are spewing to the American people," Gaetz told guest host Ed Henry. "And so that's why getting that exculpatory evidence into the record is so important."...
  • Eric Ciaramella: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know [Massive Amount Of Info & Links]

    10/31/2019 3:20:55 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 70 replies
    Heavy ^ | 10/31/2019 | Tom Cleary
    Eric Ciaramella is a CIA analyst and former National Security Council staffer who has served in both the Obama and Trump administrations as a career intelligence officer. Senator Rand Paul tweeted a link to an article by Real Clear Investigations that named Ciaramella as possibly being the whistleblower who came forward with concerns about President Donald Trump’s interactions with the president of Ukraine, leading to an official impeachment inquiry. Ciaramella was named on social media in early October and by Real Clear Investigations on October 30, 2019, after weeks of speculation about his identity. According to the conservative-leaning Real Clear...
  • Matt Gaetz Files Ethics Complaint Against Adam Schiff

    10/30/2019 11:39:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 30, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Florida GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz has filed an ethics Florida GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz has filed an ethics complaint against House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff for the way he has been handling the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump. Specifically, Rep. Gaetz says that Schiff has been "distorting @POTUS ’s call with President Zelensky, Lying to the public about 'Russian collusion', and blocking members of Congress from attending impeachment depositions." .@RepMattGaetz says he’s filing this complaint against @RepAdamSchiff with the Ethics Committee: pic.twitter.com/L4HbOgs0ly — Ben Siegel (@benyc) October 30, 2019 "Nancy Pelosi's impeachment resolution gives unprecedented power...
  • Matt Gaetz defends Katie Hill amid ethics investigation: ‘This is just absurd’

    10/29/2019 9:48:18 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 70 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 24 | Madison Dibble
    Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz called the ethics investigation into Rep. Katie Hill “absurd” amid claims she had multiple affairs with members of her staff. Last week, allegations that Hill had two separate affairs with staff members surfaced. The first allegation claimed Hill has a romantic relationship with Graham Kelly, her current legislative director.
  • Gaetz responds after #MattGaetzIsATool trends on Twitter: 'I kinda like it'

    10/29/2019 12:02:58 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/2019 | Morgan Gstalter
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) responded on Tuesday after #MattGaetzIsATool began trending on Twitter in the United States, saying, “I kinda like it...” The Trump ally used the hashtag himself and shared an image of a man swinging a sledgehammer with a quote from Miley Cyrus’s song “Wrecking Ball.” Gaetz's tweet came after Andy Lassner, the executive producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show", launched a Twitter campaign against the congressman. As of Tuesday afternoon, the hashtag had tweeted more than 61,000 times. Actor Zach Braff used the hashtag along with a GIF from his time on the television show “Scrubs.” SNIP
  • Meghan McCain trashes 'wannabe TV star' Matt Gaetz for sit-in tactic

    10/25/2019 12:25:59 AM PDT · by WWG1WWA · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 24, 2019 | Mike Brest
    The View's Meghan McCain trashed Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz for leading members of his party into a closed-door hearing pertaining to the impeachment investigation into President Trump. Lawmakers not on the committees involved in the testimony of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper demanded entry into the hearing but were denied on Thursday. McCain attacked Gaetz...
  • Why bother to have committees in DC when Repubs are blocked from info & Dems leak what they want?

    10/24/2019 7:08:12 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 15 replies
    10/24/2019 | Its All Over Except...
    Why even bother showing up for work when they can't cross examine, they can't call witnesses, they can't subpoena, they aren't privy to vital information, and they only hear information when it is splashed up on news tickers on cable news shows when they see the words "sources say." Republicans might as well show up when Dems say they are ready to open it up. Schiff won't allow anything opened up because he says Republicans will share information, but someone is still leaking, and they turn out to be leaks that support the Democrats' narrative, they are Orange Man Bad,...
  • Gaetz: Old rules won’t work against unethical Dems acting like ‘angry pack of rabid hyenas’

    10/24/2019 6:18:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    BizPackReview ^ | October 24, 2019 | Frieda Powers
    Rep. Matt Gaetz slammed closed-door impeachment hearings with “no rules” that are being run by House Democrats acting like an “angry pack of rabid hyenas.” The Florida Republican unloaded his frustration to Fox News host Tucker Carlson Wednesday, defending dozens of his GOP colleagues who stormed a secret hearing by House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight Committees in protest of the way Chairman Adam Schiff has been conducting the proceedings. “What was the purpose?” Carlson asked the lawmaker on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” referring to his leading members of the Freedom Caucus and other Republicans in storming the classified Sensitive Compartmented...