Controversial Rep. Matt Gaetz (R. FL) was one of the many House Republicans to try and overturn the 2020 Presidential election mere hours after the January 6 insurrection by Trump supporters that injured many and killed 5, including a police officer.
Now Gaetz is openly talking about more armed insurrection, possibly as a distraction from the federal investigation over child sex trafficking that he is at the center of.
“For all the fake news media, the Second Amendment is not about — it’s not about hunting, it’s not about recreation, it’s not about sports.”
“The Second Amendment is about maintaining within the citizenry the ability to maintain an armed rebellion against the government if that becomes necessary. I hope it never does, but it sure is important to recognize the founding principles of this nation and make sure that they are fully understood.”
Later, in the same speech, he noted there was currently an “obligation” to use the Second Amendment, and critics wonder how many people will take him up on that offer in our current political culture with so many easily swayed into violent action.
Gaetz is currently “on tour” with equally controversial and stupid freshman congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Gaetz and Greene have decided to take their cases on the road, working to bolster their support by calling out all the Republicans in name only (aka RINOS) and confronting the liberal left.
They are targeting Democrats and singling out Republicans who they believe are not sufficiently committed to former President Donald Trump, such as the ten GOP House representatives who voted for his second impeachment following the Capitol protests on Jan. 6.
The mega-conservative Florida retirement community known as The Villages, a must-stop for any Republican hopeful aiming to win the state or fuel grassroots enthusiasm, hosted Gaetz’s and Greene’s “America First Tour” on May 7.
The goal is to convey a message from the two divisive Republicans that they’re not cancelled, that they’re not going to vanish, and that the infamy they’ve earned from their detractors can be translated into fame and influence throughout the conservative community.
“The radical left is coming for you. And they know I’m in the way. Come stand with me as we fight back together against this radical president and his far left agenda,” Gaetz spouted in a radio ad rallying conservatives to his event.
Gaetz’s decision to be so public follows weeks of national headlines and top-of-the-news-hour television reports about the announcement that he is the target of a federal sex-crimes probe.
Gaetz, who has not been charged, has consistently denied the two anonymous claims against him: that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl and paid for prostitutes. The accusations are linked to former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg, a former friend who is thought to be trying to cut a deal with federal prosecutors on a 33-count indictment.
A letter written by Greenberg to Roger Stone, his connection to Trump, with multiple texts Greenberg asserts are snapshots of what transpired between the two, have surfaced, confirming the story that Gaetz and Greenberg were involved with human trafficking, and in at least one instance, paid for sex with a child under the age of 18.
Greene, a first-term Republican from Georgia, was relieved of her House committee assignments in February after promoting conspiracy theories and incendiary language in the days leading up to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
Gaetz, who is known for being outspoken and ever-present on cable news as a Trump supporter, was recently off the air for weeks as the news cycle took its toll on him.
Now, one of Gaetz’s most ardent supporters in the conservative press, Fox’s Tucker Carlson, is openly asking whether he is the victim of overly aggressive lawyers working under a Democratic government that seeks to discredit conservative voices by smearing Republicans like Gaetz with sexual impropriety charges.