Matt Gaetz II is a lawyer, politician, and Republican. He represents Florida’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He comes from a line of politicians. His father Don Gaetz was a member of the Florida State Senate from 2006 to 2016, and he served as the Senate president from 2012 to 2014. His paternal grandfather the mayor of Rugby, North Dakota. He was a candidate for lieutenant governor of North Dakota when he died of a heart attack at the 1964 North Dakota Republican Party state convention.
I like Matt Gaetz because he is smart, and he is not afraid to say or do whatever needs to be said or done. Sometimes he seems a little brash, but his comments are usually right on target. (Is it safe for me to use the word target these days?)
In September 2019 Gaetz went to battle with Al Sharpton. He “confronted and exposed [Al Sharpton] to his face over his glaring history of racism and anti-Semitism, not to mention his history of inciting violence against Jews.”
On October 9, 2019, Gaetz mocked Representative Adam Schiff (D-California) for his “Kangaroo Impeachment Court.” He gave Schiff the nickname of “Malicious Captain Kangaroo.” The name seems fitting because Schiff is supposedly investigating bad behavior about President Donald Trump but doing it in a kangaroo court style.
Today Gaetz “tried to sit in on the testimony of a former top National Security Council expert on Russia who was appearing on Capitol Hill as part of the House impeachment inquiry into the president.” Gaetz sits on the House Judiciary Committee but attempted to attend the testimony of Fiona Hill when she testified before the House Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs committees. He was booted out of the hearing, but he did not go quietly. He vented his anger and disappointment to reporters over what he called “selective leaks.”
Gaetz came to my attention because he is a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights. I have watched several videos of Gaetz defending and supporting gun rights for American. You can see one or more videos at this site.
Matt Gaetz reminds me a lot of Donald Trump because of his brashness and his willingness to defend constitutional rights of Americans. I expect to see much more of him in the future.