Politics Matt Gaetz tweeted that the FBI should be defunded, then deleted it. He's still being probed by the bureau.
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- Florida congressman Matt Gaetz tweeted that the FBI should be defunded, then deleted it after one minute.
- A Gaetz spokesperson told that the congressman had made and deleted a "jocular tweet."
- The FBI is currently investigating Gaetz to find out if he participated in sex trafficking.
Controversial Florida congressman Matt Gaetz tweeted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) should be defunded, then deleted his tweet a minute later.
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"If Democrats want to defund the police, they should start with the FBI," wrote Gaetz on Wednesday.
Thewas caught by nonprofit Propublica's Politwoops, a platform that tracks deleted tweets from politicians.
A Gaetz spokesman toldthat Gaetz "felt it appropriate to remove a jocular tweet taken from a speech some time ago."
gained traction on social media following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Gaetz has been a vocal critic of the progressive movement, that defunding the police made America a "Woketopia."
The Florida congressman's calls to defund the police come while he remains under. The agency is looking to find out and broke federal sex trafficking laws.
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Most recently,, including sex trafficking, wire fraud, identity theft, stalking, and conspiracy. Per his plea deal, Greenberg agreed to on related cases.
Gaetz, but the congressman vehemently and instead Gaetz has also attempted to deflect said accusations, that he was "being falsely accused of exchanging money for naughty favors."
While thisaround Gaetz continues, he has launched several salvos at the Bureau. On , Gaetz alleged that the FBI had a role in "organizing and participating" in the January 6 Capitol riot.
Gaetzon June 17 as well that he was leading the charge from the GOP to "demand transparency on the FBI's involvement during the January 6 riot."
Matt Gaetz asked Britney Spears to speak to Congress about how she's been 'mistreated by America's legal system' .
Gaetz wrote to the singer, asking her to speak in Congress to "take advantage of the empowerment that public congressional testimony can unlock."Penning a letter co-signed by other GOP lawmakers, including Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Utah Rep. Burgess Owens, and Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, Gaetz invited Spears to tell her story in Congress.