Who Is?
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Who Is Matt Gaetz? Narrated by Gabe Gundacker

Rep. Matt Gaetz has been called Trump's greatest cheerleader, but how did this Stand Your Ground-loving Florida conservative go from being a little rich boy to one of the Donald's favorite congressmen. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe» Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThisIn US news and current events today, NowThis News is profiling Rep. Matt Gaetz in its latest episode of Who Is.During his first term, Gaetz invited a holocaust skeptic — who threatened to “take out” a Black Lives Matter activist — to attend the State of the Union.GAETZ: “I met Chuck just briefly before allowing him to snag a ticket that was at our office. But some of the claims against Johnson are not accurate. He’s not a holocaust denier, he’s not a white supremacist.”At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence — — almost a year after the Parkland shooting, Gaetz — along with his A+ NRA rating — tried to eject two fathers who lost children to that shooting. Gaetz explained “the greatest driver of violence” wasn’t the weapon, but our immigration system and lack of a wall. When a grieving Parkland dad, whose son’s life was taken by a U.S. born citizen, said, “that’s not true,” Gaetz responded.GAETZ: “Is there a process in the committee, where by if the very same people are repeatedly interrupting the time of the members, that those people will be asked to depart the committee?'So who was cheering him on through all this?TRUMP: “Another man. Great great talent. Young, handsome, going places. You talk about defending, he’s fantastic: Matt Gaetz.”Trump had reason to back him, in addition to their mutual beliefs, Gaetz went a step further on the eve of public testimony by Trump’s former personal lackey - err, uhh, I mean attorney, Michael Cohen. Gaetz invoked his non-right to intimidate a witness, tweeting:“Hey @MichaelCohen212 - Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…”The Florida bar opened an investigation and Gaetz deleted the tweet.In April 2019, Gaetz hired an ex-White House aid, who was fired BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION for his strong ties to white supremacist groups.Picking up scraps deemed even too controversial for a president who said there were “good people on both sides” of the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville truly sums up Gaetz’s moral compass.#Trump #MattGaetz #WhoIs #GOP #Republicans #News #NowThis #NowThisNewsConnect with NowThis» Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook» Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter» Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram» Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_SnapchatNowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live.http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews@nowthisnews