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Matt Gaetz Roasted For Proclaiming He Had Votes To Oust Liz Cheney, Only To Be Proven Way Wrong

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Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida faced an embarrassing defeat in the House of Representatives this past Wednesday, February 3.

During a recent edition of Steve Bannon's podcast, Gaetz was confident he had enough votes to oust Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming from House Republican leadership positions as punishment for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump.

Gaetz was apparently so sure Cheney would be voted out of her positions he claimed the Republican "establishment" might try to scuttle the vote altogether.

Gaetz said:

"My concern is that though today, we have the votes to remove Liz Cheney, somehow the Establishment's going to find a way to kick the question, avoid a vote..."

The vote ended up being brought to the House floor, however, where Gaetz's faction was soundly defeated by his fellow Republicans 145 to 61.

The incident was reportedly so embarrassing Gaetz refused to do interviews afterwards, a strange move for him.



People on Twitter wondered whether Gaetz was lying on Bannon's podcast or whether he was just very, very wrong.



Perhaps Gaetz and his ilk are louder than they are numerous.



Twitter wasted no time in roasting the Florida Congressman for his foolishness.



Perhaps Matt Gaetz will think twice about making big claims on the record.


After this decisive defeat within his own caucus, Gaetz will have to find a new path forward politically.