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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…

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Conservative Republicans demand Mueller recuse himself over uranium deal

November 3, 2017

Three conservative House Republicans are expected to file a resolution Friday calling on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to recuse himself from his probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, accusing him of conflicts of interest. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who wrote the resolution, accuses Mueller of having a conflict of…

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The Least Interesting (Fresh) Man in the House

November 2, 2017

When Rep. Matt Gaetz looks at his freshman class colleagues, he sees some pretty extraordinary people. “I’m fairly certain that I’m the least interesting member of the freshman class,” the Florida Republican said. “We go to a lot of these events with our freshman colleagues and [they say],‘I was a four-star general,’ ‘I built a…

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Congressman Gaetz Releases Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

October 2, 2017

Last night, Las Vegas suffered a terrible attack. A gunman opened fire on innocent people at a concert, killing many and injuring many more. As a nation, we are grateful for the response of law enforcement, first responders, and the brave men and women who risked their own safety in order to protect and assist…

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Gaetz Issues Statement on Becket’s Appeal to Kondrat’yev v. City of Pensacola

September 27, 2017

Congressman Gaetz has issued the following statement on Becket’s recently-filed appeal to Kondrat’yev v. City of Pensacola: Like many in Northwest Florida, I was upset at the July 3 court ruling that required the cross in Bayview Park to be taken down. The cross has brought happiness and solace to Northwest Floridians for 70 years,…

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Gaetz Tells NFL Tax Breaks to Take a Knee

September 26, 2017

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1) became the lead sponsor of H.R. 296, the Pro Sports Act, a bill that ends the tax-exempt status of professional sports leagues. The NFL League Office has received a special tax carveout since 1966, when the tax code first listed “professional football leagues” as trade organizations. Though…

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Viewpoint: We need a foreign policy

July 12, 2016

I’ve served with more than two dozen veterans in the Florida Legislature. All are heroes who contributed to Florida’s pro-military laws. It’s why I was shocked and humbled recently when the Veterans of Foreign Wars & American Legion both honored me as their “Legislator of the Year.” I’m proud that the causes we championed together…