Panicked congressman deleted tweet threatening Cohen and then publicly apologized to Nancy Pelosi

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Rep. Matt Gaetz is sorry. Really, really, really, really sorry that he sent out a tweet brazenly threatening Donald Trump’s longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, ahead of his testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

Almost immediately after he hit the magic send button on that tweet, the backlash was swift, as legal experts and former prosecutors began to note that this seemed to be the very definition of felony witness tampering, at a minimum. Questions began to swirl, the most important being, who gave this Florida congressman damaging information about a lawyer from New York City?

It didn’t take long before Nancy Pelosi tweeted a warning to all members of Congress about their social media conduct. Between likely talking to a lawyer and Pelosi’s public warning, the arrogant Florida congressman publicly apologized and did a walk back for the ages.

Here are Pelosi’s tweet and Gaetz’s really, really sorry response.

Nancy Pelosi clapping at the State of the Union

Nice try, buddy, but Congress should still investigate what seemed like a crystal clear effort to threaten and intimidate a witness testifying to Congress about federal crimes. Gaetz will be lucky if he isn’t under an official Ethics Committee investigation by lunch on Wednesday.

For the record, Gaetz has previously apologized for bringing a notable Holocaust denier to the State of the Union in 2018 and for appearing as a guest on the conspiracy-promoting InfoWars with Alex Jones.

And while the deplorable Matt Gaetz may have deleted the threatening tweet, we didn’t.

Matt Gaetz tweet threatening Michael Cohen.

At a bare minimum, Gaetz should be censured by the United States Congress. If Republicans had any integrity whatsoever, they would be stripping him of committee assignments or demanding he resign outright immediately. This conduct cannot be ignored and cannot go unpunished.

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5 Comments on "Panicked congressman deleted tweet threatening Cohen and then publicly apologized to Nancy Pelosi"

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Lone Wolf
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Lone Wolf

If Republicans had any integrity whatsoever, they would not continue to support the grifter in charge Trump, as well as any leeches like Gaetz.

But they don’t…

Michael owens
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Michael owens

Ya just cant argue with your logic LW.. wish they would.

Alfred Higgins
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Alfred Higgins

Wowser!!!!! But, if you think Graetz is the only tRump attack dog in the tRumpublican congressional pack, check out the Michael Cohen House Oversight Committee hearing!!
P.S. Don’t believe Gaetz’s phony apology!

True Patriot
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True Patriot

Matt Gaetz is a licensed attorney in Florida. His Bar Number is 48962. He violated 18 U.S.C. § 1512. He could be charged with a felony for witness tampering also grounds for disbarment. call the Florida Bar and file an official complaint 1-866-352-0707.

Allan
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Allan

Simply replace.. @michael cohen, with @dtrump & you have the actual reality..