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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 02:01 PM

Florida (Congress)Man Invited Infamous Troll Chuck Johnson to Trumps State of The Union

Source: The Daily Beast

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a conservative Republican firebrand, was the lawmaker responsible for inviting the controversial internet troll Chuck Johnson to Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.

Johnson’s presence in the gallery during the speech by Donald Trump raised eyebrows and immediately sparked questions over how a right-wing activist and blogger best known for attempting to dox the subject of the UVA campus rape story managed to get a ticket to the high-profile affair.

Reached by phone on Wednesday, Gaetz confirmed that he was the one who provided Johnson with the ticket.


Gaetz told The Daily Beast that he and Johnson had no pre-existing relationship and that he provided him with a ticket to the speech after Johnson “showed up at my office” the day of the speech. The congressman said he had an extra ticket after his father came down with bronchitis and couldn’t make it. Johnson just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

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demmiblue Jan 2018 OP
HopeAgain Jan 2018 #1
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blueinredohio Jan 2018 #3

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 02:04 PM

1. "Johnson just happened to be in the right place at the right time."

My ass.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 02:05 PM

2. And this:

Johnson also said that he ran into Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) during the State of the Union address and that he was a big fan of the California Republican. Johnson helped arrange a meeting between Rohrabacher and Julian Assange in addition to donating to the congressman’s campaign.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 04:02 PM

3. I call bullshit

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