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Donald Trump Jr. to campaign in Florida for Gaetz, DeSantis

May 24, 2018

Donald Trump Jr. will campaign in August for Reps. Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis, two of the president’s most vocal supporters in Washington. In late June, possibly the 27th, the president’s son will rally for DeSantis in The Villages, with Gaetz appearing as well. On Aug. 2, Trump will appear at a re-election rally in…

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Even Trump loyalist Matt Gaetz thinks Democrats should have been invited to the White House’s ‘informant’ meeting

May 23, 2018

President Trump spent Wednesday morning stoking fears of a Deep State conspiracy against his 2016 presidential campaign after a report last week that an FBI informant met with several of his staffers during the early investigation into Russian election meddling. Conservatives in the House have demanded a review of how the Justice Department and the FBI handled…

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Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Pushes Medical Marijuana Research

May 22, 2018

Sensing a change of prevailing political winds on the issue of cannabis, Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz is defying conventional opinion. “A lot of people think we can’t pass cannabis reform in a GOP-controlled Congress,” Gaetz told the Tampa Bay Times. But with the deck stacked overwhelmingly against an end to the federal ban on cannabis,…

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Gaetz: Sessions May Have ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ With His Captors in the ‘Deep State’

May 21, 2018

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “step up” and renounce his recusal in the Russia investigation. “He has said he’s totally unwilling to do that,” Gaetz said on “Outnumbered Overtime” on Monday. “It’s like over at the Department of Justice he’s got Stockholm syndrome. He’s become sympathetic with his captors…

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Trump ally Matt Gaetz makes a push for medical marijuana

May 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has made a reputation for his avid support for President Donald Trump, who often calls the freshman Republican after cable TV hits. But Gaetz is also at the front of a push on medical marijuana. “A lot of people think we can’t pass cannabis reform in a GOP controlled…

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Matt Gaetz joins Republican lawmakers in nominating Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

May 2, 2018

It’s official: President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. On Tuesday, 18 Republican members of Congress — including U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz — sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, nominating Trump to receive the award for his work to “end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to…

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GOP congressman demands Mueller firing: It’s time ‘to put up or shut up’

December 15, 2017

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz, a House conservative who has led the charge against the Russia investigation and calls for a second special counsel, said Friday morning he wants Robert Mueller fired — and wants more Republicans to join in his cause. “Congress has an obligation to expose what I believe is a corrupt investigation and…

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GOP congressman to Trump: Mueller probe ‘infected with bias’

December 12, 2017

A Florida congressman who has said that the country is at risk of a “coup d’etat” by Special Counsel Robert Mueller says he warned President Donald Trump personally last week that Mueller’s Russia investigation is “infected with bias” against the president. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a freshman Republican, said he issued the warning during a flight…

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Rep. Matt Gaetz pushes for Jeff Sessions to hold Hillary Clinton accountable

December 6, 2017

Rep. Matt Gaetz said Wednesday that he would like to see Attorney General Jeff Sessions hold Hillary Clinton to the same level of scrutiny as President Trump. “We have got to find out what’s going to be done to clean up the deep state that’s discrediting the rule of law in this country, giving special…

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As Washington debates taxes, some Republicans keep focus on issues loved by their base

November 30, 2017

NAVARRE, Fla. — As his Monday night town hall meeting wrapped up, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) called on a veteran who had a question about benefits and praise for the congressman’s work. “I’d like to congratulate you and Representative Jordan on bringing the Clinton Foundation up for possible prosecution or investigation,” Dan Smith said in…