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Rep. Gaetz investigated is responded to, by the house ethics Committee
A house ethics Committee probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., from a tweet by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, a double sets of morals, according to Republican lawmakers.
Gaetz Martha MacCallum said on Friday on “The story”, he stands by comments from a 1. March appearance on the Fox News program, in which he apologized to Cohen and his family.
“I would like to say publicly what I said privately to Michael Cohen and his family, I’m sorry,” he said at the time.
“It is quite useful to test the truth of a witness, but that could have been done in such a way that it is not someone’s family to call, and I should not have done.”
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In the comments to MacCallum Friday, claiming legislators, there are “no findings, I have done something wrong.”
“I stand by the comments I have on your show. But it highlights really is the double standard that exists with today’s left.”
Gaetz pointed to two democratic legislators, who, he claimed, from the fiery comments in the past that do not lead to a congressional probe.
“We have members of Congress — Maxine Waters actual violence against Republicans and supporters of the President, instigates,” he claimed.
“We Rashida Tlaib had a talk … with profanity, as the charges of the President.
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“I think, if a Republican says that something could go a little over the line,” he said, “it could be handled a little differently.”
The Florida legislature added he believed there are better things to focus for the Democrat-led house.
“I am concerned about the 5,500 people on our border every day,” he said. “I’m worried about the fact that we have not changed us, our asylum laws,” he added, and called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold a vote on the USMCA deal.
MacCallum pressed Gaetz on the tweet, and whether he “threatens to testify a witness the night before he was.”
She pointed to the cross-party criticism at the time from Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
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Gaetz reacted, consider whether his support for President Trump is a factor played in the decision of the Board.
“There are going to be very well-coordinated effort, after people like me, people like Kelly Anne Conway, the are effective, advocates for a transformative President,” he said, referring to the White house adviser, was accused of violating the Hatch Act.
Gaetz has since deleted the original tweet is directed to Cohen, in which he wrote: “you have your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? 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…”
The tweet was sent on the eve of the testimony, Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, on Capitol Hill.
In a statement Friday, House Ethics Committee Chairman Ted Deutch, R-Fla released. and high-ranking member Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, said she would set up a sub-Committee to review the incident.
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“On March 13, 2019, the Committee member received a complaint against Rep. Matt Gaetz,” the statement read. “The Committee, then a review began … in the allegations that the representative Gaetz is trying to threaten, intimidate, harass, or otherwise improperly influence, the President’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, in connection with Mr. Cohen’s testimony before a congressional Committee.”
In may, Gaetz, a request refused to appear for an in-person interview, according to the Committee the statement.
The sub-Committee is under the chairmanship of Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., with Rep.-Michael guest, R-Texas, serves as the ranking member.
“The Committee notes that the mere fact that an investigation refer to the sub-Committee that any violation occurred,” the statement read.
Fox News ” Elizabeth Zwirz and Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.