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Politics Republican Matt Gaetz Embraces Trending Hashtag That Labels Him a 'Tool'

23:40  29 october  2019
23:40  29 october  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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Matt Gaetz (R-FL) denied that his tweet, in which he seemed to warn Michael Cohen he would reveal details of an extramarital affair, counts as witness tampering. The appearance underscores what some see as a symbiotic relationship between Fox News and the Republican Party.

Matt Gaetz directly threatened Cohen via Twitter. Gaetz offered zero proof for his claims of infidelity by Cohen. Speaking to reporters outside his office Tuesday evening Regardless of what spurred Gaetz to tweet what he tweeted, what is not in question is that the Florida Republican 's goal was to

GOP Representative Matt Gaetz is fully embracing online critics who've dubbed him a "tool" over a selfie he snapped with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania over the weekend at Game 5 of the World Series in Washington, D.C.

Matt Gaetz wearing a suit and tie: House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) before a hearing about the Mueller Reporter in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 10 in Washington, DC.© Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) before a hearing about the Mueller Reporter in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 10 in Washington, DC.

"I kinda like it," the outspoken Florida lawmaker wrote on Twitter in response to the trending hashtag "MattGaetzIsATool." He included a GIF of a shirtless man swinging a sledgehammer with the caption "I came in like a wrecking ball," a nod to the Miley Cyrus song.

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Republican congressman from Florida, Matt Gaetz , was on Fox News Wednesday discussing reports that the FBI failed to save text messages from thousands of its cellphones, when he called the missing texts “the greatest coincidence since the Immaculate Conception.”

Matt Gaetz is a 35-year-old freshman Congressman who's courting controversy, showing up on FOX, and proving the only sin in In January, Gaetz set off a prolonged media firestorm when he invited a notorious Internet troll known for posting statements online questioning the history of the Holocaust to

Gaetz, a Trump ally who is in his second term representing a conservative district in the Sunshine State's Panhandle, was labeled a "f---ing tool" for his Sunday picture with Trump and Melania at Nationals Park by Andy Lassner, executive producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Lassner then successfully launched a Twitter campaign to get the "MattGaetzIsATool" hashtag to trend, with 100,000 people tweeting about it as of Tuesday afternoon.

The image Lassner criticized featured Gaetz and the Trumps in their upper-level box seating. Trump was joined by several top congressional Republicans.

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Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is the new punching bag for the likes of Ellen DeGeneres's executive producer Gaetz , 37, a familiar face on Fox News, recently barged into a closed-door impeachment hearing with a gang (RELATED: House Hearing Erupts After Republican Confronts Al Sharpton Over Anti-Semitic

Matt Gaetz (R-FL) inspired a mocking hashtag that by Thursday afternoon was more popular than the hashtag for National Cat Day. #MattGaetzIsATool unleashed thanks to progressive Twitter users by Tuesday afternoon. It has long been a joke that the internet is fueled by photos of cats and videos of

But the game between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals quickly became political as Trump was officially introduced at the end of the third inning. Boos erupted once he and his GOP colleagues were shown on the stadium's large screen, followed by chants of "Lock him up!"

During the House's impeachment investigations, Gaetz has maintained his reputation as a staunch Trump supporter who doesn't shy away from controversy. He helped lead last week's effort by several dozen House Republicans to storm a secure area of the Capitol to gain access to closed-door witness depositions, shutting down the interview for much of the day. The move was characterized by Democrats as political grandstanding.

Gaetz is not a member of the three committees leading the impeachment inquiry—Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs—thus lacking access to the private testimonies.

In recent days, Lassner and Gaetz have sparred in Twitter exchanges about Lassner calling the lawmaker a "tool." Lassner also ridiculed Gaetz for leading his Republican colleagues in their effort to crash the witness testimonies being led by impeachment investigators.

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