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House Ethics Committee admonishes Rep. Matt Gaetz for tweet on Michael Cohen's 'girlfriends'
Fox News ^ | August 21 2020 | Marisa Schultz

Posted on 08/21/2020 2:07:00 PM PDT by knighthawk

The House Ethics Committee admonished Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., for a 2019 tweet against Michael Cohen that suggested the former attorney to President Trump was unfaithful to his wife and had "girlfriends."

Gaetz had already apologized for the tweet that he issued before Cohen's testimony before Congress and said his words were not meant to be construed as threatening to a witness. On Friday, he took the reprimand "with humility" while also noting his big primary election victory earlier this week.

“The Ethics Committee has given me an admonishment," Gaetz said in a statement to Fox News. "My fellow Northwest Florida Republicans gave me 81 percent of the vote on Tuesday. I accept both with humility.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: houseethics; mattgaetz; michaelcohen

1 posted on 08/21/2020 2:07:00 PM PDT by knighthawk
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To: knighthawk
So it's okay for a Democrat to lie on the Senate floor about a GOP Presidential candidate but a Republican gets disciplined over a tweet?
2 posted on 08/21/2020 2:13:37 PM PDT by Bratch (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: knighthawk
I accept both with humility

Its a tough job being humble but someone has to do it.

3 posted on 08/21/2020 2:15:36 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: knighthawk

How many Dems have ethics complaints against them?? None? Political smearing before an election. Gates had already apologized.ENOUGH! And they need to start cleaning their own House (AS IF that would ever happen with the Dems.


4 posted on 08/21/2020 2:19:27 PM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell..?)
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To: originalbuckeye

Ethics rules are only for Republican representatives to obey. Demonicrats can lie, steal, and give aid and comfort to the enemy as much as they want.


5 posted on 08/21/2020 2:25:50 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: knighthawk

The House has an ethics committee? Who knew?


6 posted on 08/21/2020 2:29:04 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Not one politician or journalist has died of Covid)
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To: knighthawk

Ethics Committee have any answers on the congressional slush fund to settle harassment complaints?


7 posted on 08/21/2020 2:33:34 PM PDT by Jumpmaster (U.S. Army Paratrooper. I am the 0.001%.)
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To: knighthawk; All

Please people get the House back in the majority and turn the Republicans (not the RINO’s or Elites) and let them kick ass and take names. I’m so sick of these Demonrats running these committees!!!!


8 posted on 08/21/2020 2:33:47 PM PDT by Dawgreg
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To: knighthawk

I only have one question. Were his comments accurate? Yes or no?


9 posted on 08/21/2020 2:59:21 PM PDT by orlop9
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To: Bratch

His tweet was true.


10 posted on 08/21/2020 3:13:05 PM PDT by alternatives? (If our borders are not secure, why fund an army?)
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To: Bratch
But committing adultery with numerous women isn't an ethics violation.

How odd.


11 posted on 08/21/2020 3:46:17 PM PDT by bagster ("Even bad men love their mamas".)
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To: McGavin999

Michael Cohen is a sexy pit bull terrier with a fantastic smile, according to a Twitter account that it turns out was started at the instruction of one Michael Cohen.
Cohen hired an IT firm called RedFinch Solutions to manipulate an online CNBC poll about the country’s top 100 leaders, and later to run a sock-puppet Twitter account, @womenforcohen, to promote his sexual desirability, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Why did Cohen want people to think he was sexy?
Republicans don’t kick ass and take names. They apologize. The House has several funds to but the silence of the sexual harassment victims. Never apologize!


12 posted on 08/21/2020 5:01:56 PM PDT by Vehmgericht (12)
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