CNN's Chief Political Correspondent, Dana Bash, appeared on the network to report on how his colleagues feel about him.
What she's discovered isn't encouraging news for Gaetz.
"If you could see my text messages from some of [Gaetz's] current and former colleagues, I actually can't repeat what some of them say on morning television."
CNN’s chief political correspondent Dana Bash said this today about Gaetz: “If you could see my text messages from… https://t.co/ROGrVkOG2c— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@Duty To Warn 🔉)1617583772.0
Bash elaborated, saying:
"It's because he has not made himself popular with most of his colleagues."
"Again, we're talking about his fellow Republicans, John."
"We're talking about people who he has antagonized in the name of being ... as beholden and as loyal to the former President, Donald Trump, as possible."
"In the name of being on conservative media, being on Fox News. Being the darling of that."
@Mediaite Why can’t she though? We are big boys and girls. Why can’t people be told about how the GOP continues to… https://t.co/c48EMvNEmp— End the Filibuster. (@End the Filibuster.)1617372434.0
@Mediaite this isn’t being a good journalist.— JEN KIRKMAN (@JEN KIRKMAN)1617377570.0
@Mediaite Somehow, politicians don’t usually go to jail for these kind of crimes. On the other hand, maybe he can d… https://t.co/FeE5QBMzbR— Robert Burke (@Robert Burke)1617370541.0
Many on Twitter wished Bash would give more indication of how Gaetz's Republican colleagues felt.
Spineless politicians. #TrumpsAmerica https://t.co/g1rueNEKzM— SFDB (@SFDB)1617454356.0
They are so late. https://t.co/LlUNhPnOjm— Two Saved Queens (@Two Saved Queens)1617417907.0
Yes you can Dana blur out the bad words. https://t.co/tGgGO50Usz— Pattycakes (@Pattycakes)1617414566.0
It seems the Florida politician hasn't made many friends since arriving in Congress.
R-E-P-E-A-T T-H-E-M-!-!-! https://t.co/A8eABrB7M6— Geoff Silver (@Geoff Silver)1617414551.0
This isn’t middle or high school. https://t.co/sr3jTSHQGQ— Mark Burger 🇺🇸☀️🌈 (@Mark Burger 🇺🇸☀️🌈)1617414001.0
Note: We've discovered he's apparently even less popular on Twitter.— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@Duty To Warn 🔉)1617583836.0
It's also worth noting while Republicans are willing to privately bad-mouth Gaetz off the record, many have continued to support him publicly.
@duty2warn Yet no one says it publicly......cowardice defines today's GOP.— Dawn D (@Dawn D)1617583915.0
@duty2warn He's down to 2 supporters - MTG and Gym Jordon. Not the kind of character references one really wants.— keenan roberts (@keenan roberts)1617585062.0
Gaetz made a name for himself as a shameless supporter of former President Trump, but with Trump out of office there's no one to protect Gaetz from his own scandals.
@duty2warn He's always had daddy Gaetz and daddy Trump to take care care of him. It never occurred to him that… https://t.co/X8WuKKnvMn— Justin Weiner (@Justin Weiner)1617584287.0
@duty2warn she could society some good by publishing those texts! she doesn’t have to ‘speak them on TV’ to get the… https://t.co/8zy4H56D54— kathleen (@kathleen)1617584359.0
Gaetz faces controversies on all sides, but it seems he'll have to look outside of Congress if he wants help.