Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida is the subject of ridicule on Twitter after accidentally admitting President Donald Trump obstructed justice.
The obstruction of justice that Gaetz now says the President did was central to the impeachment Gaetz opposed.
Gaetz tweeted the statement, which he apparently intended as a witty defense of the President, on Monday, September 14.
The Mueller team obstructed way more justice than Trump ever did.— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz)1600097601.0
Of course, Twitter didn't miss Gaetz's accident.
@mattgaetz Thanks for admitting Trump obstructed justice.— KalliJo (@KalliJo)1600097885.0
@mattgaetz #MattGaetzIsATool— Squirrelgirl 🐿 (@Squirrelgirl 🐿)1600097958.0
@mattgaetz https://t.co/1MIbI8R7vj— WaterBluSky (@WaterBluSky)1600099769.0
Matt Gaetz has developed a sterling reputation online as a master of the "self own."
@mattgaetz Gaetz on Twitter like... https://t.co/pzJNNFu02H— YS (@YS)1600099807.0
@NYinLA2121 @mattgaetz Or... https://t.co/PTtAT91O7D— Edna K. - Vaccine Nanotracker Support (@Edna K. - Vaccine Nanotracker Support)1600099988.0
@mattgaetz Nice confession there.— stephen Shomo (@stephen Shomo)1600097948.0
History will likely show that Gaetz's tweet was correct, though probably not in the way he intended.
@mattgaetz You just admitted @realDonaldTrump obstructed justice. Congrats Matt.— Burger Wars Veteran (@Burger Wars Veteran)1600097799.0
@mattgaetz Nice! Glad we can at least agree that Trump obstructed justice. Some real bipartisanship there!— WhatIfBarackOrHillarySaidIt 💉😷🗳️ (@WhatIfBarackOrHillarySaidIt 💉😷🗳️)1600098831.0
@mattgaetz Thanks Matt for admitting that Trump obstructed justice! Well done.— Your Friend JeanBean (@🏠)😷🏳️🌈 (@Your Friend JeanBean (@🏠)😷🏳️🌈)1600098038.0
The Florida Congressman has a lengthy history of making his own bad choices.
@mattgaetz You… you just admitted that Trump obstructed justice. Are you still drunk?— Pé (@Pé)1600099287.0
@mattgaetz Senate Intelligence Committee confirmed.. And just in case... https://t.co/AC82gOD5j6— RustyRos (@RustyRos)1600098885.0
@mattgaetz That doesn't even make sense....at all....— Maria Dy (@Maria Dy)1600098069.0
Gaetz is likely regretting his choice of words.
@mattgaetz Day drinking again.— Mark Pinter (@Mark Pinter)1600098129.0
@mattgaetz Get out of the bottle Mattie.— mylittlecorner (@mylittlecorner)1600099167.0
Hopefully the President doesn't hear about one of his most loyal Congressional followers believes he's guilty of obstruction.