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Thu Apr 15, 2021, 01:28 PM

The Matt Gaetz Problem That GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Wishes Would Just Go Away

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Source: The Daily Beast

Despite a seemingly daily string of new revelations, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pressed ahead Thursday with his position that Rep. Matt Gaetz should retain his seats on the Armed Services and Judiciary Committees.

“Matt Gaetz is the same as any American—he’s innocent until proven guilty,” McCarthy said Thursday. “There’s no charges against him yet. If a charge comes forward, that would be dealt with at that time.”

Gaetz, who’s currently under federal investigation for his involvement with an alleged sex ring, also faces a probe from the House Ethics Committee for a litany of potential violations.

“The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Matt Gaetz may have engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds for personal use, and/or accepted a bribe/improper gratuity, or impermissible gift in violation of House rules,” the Ethics Committee wrote in a letter last week.

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Reply The Matt Gaetz Problem That GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Wishes Would Just Go Away (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2021 OP
RockRaven Apr 2021 #1
TreasonousBastard Apr 2021 #2
gohuskies Apr 2021 #3
magicarpet Apr 2021 #4
lastlib Apr 2021 #5
COL Mustard Apr 2021 #7
monkeyman1 Apr 2021 #6
Ponietz Apr 2021 #8
JudyM Apr 2021 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 01:31 PM

1. McCarthy is not competent enough to navigate this with minimal damage to the GOP...

And that is a good thing.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 01:31 PM

2. Committee my ass-- throw him out of Congress first chance they get.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 01:40 PM

3. The Repug Party is the party of pedos

The Gaetz scandal has demonstrated that the GOP not the Dems are the party preying on minors. The right wing meme that it is democrats who are the party of the depraved is as much a lie on a tRumpian scale.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 01:46 PM

4. If Gaetz got fellatio in the well of the House Chamber ...

.... by a 12 year old. McCarthy and 3/4 of the GQP would gather in a circle cheering Geatz on. With zero consequences for Gaetz now or later.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 02:02 PM

5. "IOKIYAR".......

But let a Dem get a blow-job from a consenting adult, and all hell breaks loose.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 05:03 PM

7. How Do You Know It Hasn't Happened Already?

OK, the 12-year old part is a bit over the top even for Gaetz, but really.....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 05:01 PM

6. just expel him or censure him !!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 06:42 PM

8. Gaetz' Senior photo

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 07:16 PM

9. Locking

Opinion and analysis, not actually news as required for “Latest Breaking News” forum posting. Posturing by republicans is never ok in LBN, it belongs in GD.

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