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Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz on Wednesday said he apologized to Michael Cohen after his since-deleted tweet a day earlier suggested that President Trump’s former lawyer, was unfaithful to his wife.
“I have personally apologized to @MichaelCohen212 4 references to his private family in the public square,” tweeted Gaetz. “Despite the disagreements, the members of the family taboo against attacks of representatives, senators, & presidents, including myself. We have the Cohen family alone.”
The comment from Republican lawmakers was a u-turn from his first tweet is directed at Cohen, who asked if his “wife & father-knowledge-in-law, about your girlfriends?”
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“Maybe tonight would be a good time for this chat. I wonder, if you remain faithful, when you’re in prison. She is about to learn a lot…,” it continued.
He posted the remark as Cohen appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday for the first in a series of hearings this week.
On Wednesday, Cohen said in the context of a public hearing before the House Oversight Committee. He, too, testified Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and on Thursday, to appear, he planned, in front of the house Intelligence Committee.
Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, in December, after pleading guilty to campaign people Finance law violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress. He agreed to cooperate with the Prosecutor’s office as part of a deal.
Lanny J. Davis, who represents Cohen, slammed Gaetz first tweet at the time, as a pernicious lie, and one that is not well with the Floridians which the legislature.
“We are not going to respond to that, Mr. Gaetz, the vile lies and personal smears, except to say that we trust that his colleagues in the house, both Republicans and Democrats, reject his words and his behavior,” Davis said in a statement to Fox News.
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Gaetz act of repentance was followed by a separate apology he gave on Tuesday night, which came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a word of caution to all members, “mindful” on social media comments and how they could impact on the work of the house Committee.
Gaetz at the time tweeted that he would not jeopardize his “intent” by publishing the controversial tweet. He added that he has already expressed his point of view better.
Fox News’ Stephen Sorace and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.