The Reports of Matt Gaetz's Political Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

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And you all know I am no fan of this politician, but I am even less a fan of wish fulfillment masquerading as journalism.

From the UK Independent:

If Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was Jack in Titanic, then his Rose, disgraced politician Joel Greenberg, just gently shoved his hand off the makeshift raft into the icy waters of the North Atlantic. And it would be a warmer ending than the real-life one Gaetz appears to be heading towards.

The effects of the recent Gaetz freeze could be felt as far away as ABC’s The View, where on Tuesday co-hosts Joy Behar and Meghan McCain sparred over exactly how much the congressman from Florida’s panhandle is reviled.

“He is out there having fun, making jokes about it, because he feels like he has cover in the Republican Party,” Behar said of Gaetz. His former purported wingman Greenberg formally accepted a plea deal on Monday that saw the Justice Department drop a whopping 27 out of 33 charges against him in exchange for what is expected to be his cooperation in a federal investigation of Gaetz for allegedly violating sex trafficking laws by paying a 17-year-old girl for sex, among other alleged crimes. “Because they don’t care what you do there as long as you say that Trump won the election.”

But McCain argued that even Gaetz’s unwavering support of Trump’s false victory narrative wasn’t enough for Republicans to hold their noses any longer.

“Trust me: the Republican Party and people on Capitol Hill are embarrassed by [Gaetz],” McCain said. “It’s gross. He is a deeply unserious person. He should be removed from his committees.”

I cannot take you seriously when your only source is the Harpies on “The View.” Especially Ms. Meghan McCain, who, like a broken clock, is right twice a day, but still broken.

Gaetz, as is his superpower, had this snappy comeback:

Gaetz and his freshman cohort Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Flame Thrower) will be in Mesa, Arizona tonight for an “America First” Rally, and large crowds are expected. Our intrepid editor and contributor Becca Lower will be in attendance to report on all the things.

Some preview from local Arizona Fox10:

Two of the most controversial Republican members of Congress will hold a rally in the East Valley on May 21.

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene will host event.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the “America First” rally will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa Arizona Ballroom near 1st Street and Centennial Way.

Both members of the House of Representatives are very popular with their right-wing base, and much criticized by the left.

Gaetz is currently cooperating with a federal sex trafficking investigation, although he denies any wrong doing.

Taylor Greene was stripped of her committee assignments earlier this year, stemming from her promotion of several far-right conspiracy theories and expressing support for violence against Democratic leaders.

But their conservative supporters see the pair as freedom fighters who are standing up to the Washington elite.

No matter how much the Democrats and the Left want Matt Gaetz gone, and think this collusion with his ex-pal Joel Greenberg and the DOJ will be the smoking gun, I suspect these reports on the death of Matt Gaetz’s political career are greatly exaggerated. Emphasis on greatly.