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Rep. Matt Gaetz rips military over response to Florida breaches blamed on Russia

May 16, 2019

Rep. Matt Gaetz criticized the military’s handling of foreign interference in the 2016 elections following revelations about Russian hackers successfully compromising two counties in his state. Mr. Gaetz, Florida Republican, called for the Department of Defense to play a larger role in responding to Russian hackers after being briefed about the Pentagon’s knowledge of the…

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Matt Gaetz blasts FBI for ‘not sufficiently’ engaging US military in Florida hack investigation

May 15, 2019

Washington Examiner Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., slammed the FBI on Wednesday for a “lack of cooperation” with the Defense Department and intelligence agencies to address a Russian hack of Florida voting databases in the 2016 election. The criticism of the bureau is the latest salvo from the vocal Trump ally, who has railed against top officials…

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Eglin AFB gets new fighter squadron, Matt Gaetz and Marco Rubio applaud

May 10, 2019

Florida Politics The Air Force announced Thursday it is sending its next F-35A training squadron to be based at Eglin Air Force Base outside of Fort Walton Beach, leading Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz and Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to declare victory. The decision will bring 500 additional military personnel to the area, including pilots, flight instructors, and military contractors,…

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Rep. Matt Gaetz hosts Military Academy Night at Navarre High

April 23, 2019

WEAR TV Our military leaders of tomorrow picked up some tips Tuesday night about what it takes to get accepted into the military academy. Congressman Matt Gaetz, who serves on the House Arm Services Committee, was a keynote speaker at Military Academy Night held at Navarre High School. He and other leaders spoke to young…

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Matt Gaetz: Evidence of FBI-media ‘corruption’ coming out before DOJ inspector general report

April 21, 2019

Washington Examiner Rep. Matt Gaetz says evidence of FBI officials improperly receiving incentives from the media in exchange for leaks will soon come out. During an interview on Fox News late Saturday, the Florida Republican said the Justice Department inspector general is examining the FBI’s relationship with some members of the press. But, he said…

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AFP Thanks Matt Gaetz for Standing Against Higher Federal Spending

November 19, 2018

Sunshine State News Click Here to Read Online Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) Florida chapter is feeling thankful for U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’s, R-Fla., efforts to rein in federal spending and is letting Panhandle residents know of their gratitude. On Monday, AFP’s Florida chapter announced it was sending out a Thanksgiving themed piece in the mail…

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Bipartisan duo seek to make it easier for veterans to use medical marijuana

November 15, 2018

Washington Examiner Click Here to Read Online Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced legislation Wednesday that would make it more acceptable for veterans to be upfront about their medical marijuana use. “Our veterans are seeking alternative options to opioids and we should be supporting their desires not to be addicted to…

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Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and Democratic ally back medical marijuana bills for veterans

November 14, 2018

Orlando Weekly Click Here to Read Online U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz and a Massachusetts Democrat on Wednesday introduced a package of legislation to change the Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical marijuana practices in an attempt to make cannabis a more realistic treatment option for veterans. Gaetz, a Northwest Florida Republican, joined with U.S. Rep. Seth…

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Rep. Gaetz Slams Broward County as ‘Banana Republic’ Over ‘Mysteriously Appearing’ Ballots

November 9, 2018

Fox News Insider Click Here to Read Online Rep. Matt Gaetz blasted Florida’s Broward County as a “banana republic” amid a post-midterm election dispute about uncounted ballots. Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) filed a lawsuit against Broward County, alleging that officials there are hiding critical information about the number of votes cast…

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‘Un-American and unacceptable’: Matt Gaetz wants Broward SOE suspended

November 9, 2018

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online  Congressman Matt Gaetz, one of presumed Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis‘ transition chairs, called on Friday for the suspension of Broward County’s supervisor of elections. “The outrageous ballot-counting issues in Broward County are un-American and unacceptable. I call on Governor Scott to immediately suspend Brenda Snipes, Supervisor of Elections for Broward County,” Gaetz…