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Matt Gaetz: Trump ‘moved emotionally’ by distress of families at US-Mexico border

June 17, 2018

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz said Wednesday that President Donald Trump was moved by images of children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. “I was with the president yesterday, and it was clear that he was moved emotionally by the distress of families at the border,” said Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, in a phone interview Wednesday….

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Reps. Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis on the IG report fallout

June 15, 2018

JEANINE PIRRO, FOX NEWS HOST: Welcome to this special addition of “Hannity”, Trumps big week. I’m Jeanine Pirro in tonight for Sean. Without a doubt this has been a momentous past few days for President Trump, his agenda and the nation. The President kicked off the week in Singapore for a historic and successful peach…

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Matt Gaetz responds to Bob Corker: ‘The GOP is not a cult’

June 13, 2018

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., pushed back on comments from Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., comparing their party to a cult, arguing Corker was “upset” to be “passed over” for secretary of state. “The GOP is not a cult,” Gaetz said to MSNBC’s Katy Tur Wednesday. “We’re a party built on principles that right now are increasing…

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Jeff Sessions no longer ‘cowering in the corner to the deep state,’ Matt Gaetz says after Senate staffer arrested in leak probe

June 10, 2018

Rep. Matt Gaetz, a freshman Republican from Florida, applauded Attorney General Jeff Sessions after a former top Senate staffer was indicted by a federal grand jury and arrested last week for giving false statements to FBI agents during their investigation into leaks of classified information to the media. To Gaetz, this signaled that Sessions is…

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Matt Gaetz goes after Adam Putnam at joint Ron DeSantis campaign rally in Pensacola

June 9, 2018

Rep. Ron DeSantis made his first campaign appearance in Northwest Florida on Saturday for his bid to become the Republican nominee for governor at a joint rally with Rep. Matt Gaetz. Gaetz introduced DeSantis to the crowd of approximately 80-100 people at The Palafox House in downtown Pensacola after taking some rhetorical punches at DeSantis’…

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Paul Ryan Siding With the ‘Deep State,’ GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Says

June 7, 2018

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz fired a shot across Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s bow Wednesday, claiming Ryan was siding with the “deep state,” the FBI and  the Justice Department over congressional Republicans trying to conduct oversight on those agencies. At issue was the speaker’s defense of the FBI earlier in the day for pursuing information from an informant in President Donald Trump’s 2016…

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Gaetz: ‘Would Be Outrageous’ to Grant McCabe Immunity

June 6, 2018

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered Overtime,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) warned against granting former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe immunity in exchange for his testimony on the Hillary Clinton email scandal. According to Gaetz, it would be “outrageous” and McCabe “needs to account” for lies he told previously under oath. “When we look at what he is doing now, Andrew McCabe is literally…

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Rep. Gaetz: People Might Be Trying to ‘Sand Off the Rough Edges’ of IG’s Clinton Email Report

June 6, 2018

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that he shares President Trump’s concern that officials may be trying to weaken the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the Hillary Clinton email case. Trump on Tuesday questioned why the report is taking “so long” and said “the public has the right to know” the “horrible” things it…

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Matt Gaetz: There’s talk of mutiny against Paul Ryan after he broke with Trump on ‘spygate’

June 6, 2018

Rep. Matt Gaetz suggested late Wednesday that House Speaker Paul Ryan breaking with President Trump on “spygate” prompted something he’s never before heard among fellow conservatives: talk of mutiny. “You know I run in if more conservative circles of the House and I have never into this point heard a single person talk about removing…

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Rep. Matt Gaetz: ‘Never Say Never’ On Trump Pardon Because Who Knows What ‘Unfairness’ He’ll Be Subjected To?

June 4, 2018

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is totally, unflinchingly on board with the idea that President Donald Trump can pardon himself. And he thinks that the Commander-in-Chief possibly may need to, because the other side might not play fair. Appearing on Your World with Neil Cavuto Monday, the Florida Congressman suggested that the Framers of the Constitution intended for the president to have the…