‘Does Your Wife Know About Your Girlfriends?’: House Ethics Comm. Admonishes Rep. Gaetz Over Michael Cohen Slam
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was admonished by the House Ethics Committee on Friday after finding that his tweet to former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen about infidelity “did not violate witness tampering and obstruction of Congress laws,” but did not “reflect creditably” upon the House.
The tweet, sent in February, reads: “Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat,” adding “I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison.“
“She’s about to learn a lot…”
Gaetz later deleted the tweet after outcry from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who said Gaetz’s statement “can adversely affect the ability of House Committees to obtain truthful and complete information necessary to complete their duties.”
In response, Gaetz said that “While it is important 2 create context around the testimony of liars like Michael Cohen, it was NOT my intent to threaten, as some believe I did. I’m deleting the tweet & I should have chosen words that better showed my intent. I’m sorry.”
Speaker, I want to get the truth too. While it is important 2 create context around the testimony of liars like Michael Cohen, it was NOT my intent to threaten, as some believe I did. I’m deleting the tweet & I should have chosen words that better showed my intent. I’m sorry. https://t.co/Rdbw3sTQJD
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) February 27, 2019
And now, Gaetz is the recipient of one firm slap on the wrist, while Cohen sits at home with his wife on COVID release from prison.
The report says: “In light of the above, on July 29, 2020, the Committee unanimously voted to adopt this Report, admonish Representative Gaetz, and release the ISC Report…” pic.twitter.com/CDqT8HXn1B
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) August 21, 2020