Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Tuesday stood up on behalf of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) after the Internet mocked him for suing his own wine company over a Yacht trip that involved drugs and prostitutes.
While appearing on Fox Business News, Gaetz said that Nunes had every right to sue the wine company and even individual Twitter users who mock him.
“Devin Nunes will go down in history as a great American patriot,” Gaetz announced. “Democrats, the media and even social media platforms have tried to silence him but he’s standing strong. I’m glad that the hunted, has become the hunter.”
Devin Nunes will go down in history as a great American patriot. Democrats, the media and even social media platforms have tried to silence him but he’s standing strong. I’m glad that the hunted, has become the hunter. @DevinNunes pic.twitter.com/LRGEIuUyuD
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 9, 2019
Gaetz immediately felt a backlash on Twitter. Read a sampling of the tweets below.
Why did Devin have to recuse himself from his own investigation?
— Matt (@mattcsaki) April 9, 2019
On the same day that #YachtCocaineProstitutes is trending, tone-deaf one.
— Becky (@RebeccaScottLau) April 9, 2019
The schmuck (@RepMattGaetz) who accumulates up DUI’s like they were junk mail supporting the moron (@DevinNunes) who supports legislation against frivolous lawsuits and then sues a FAKE cow! Oh, that’s rich.
— Mamaleh Trump (@Mamaleh_Trump) April 9, 2019
You really need to quit day-drinking.
— ➖Dustin Miller➖ (@spdustin) April 9, 2019
Both of you should have stood up to Trump. You had a duty to. What you’re doing—ignoring the corruption in this Administration, lying for Trump & protecting him from the accountability all presidents are subject to—is wrong & a dereliction of duty. It’s dishonest & dishonorable.
— DanaZhukova (@dmzhukova) April 9, 2019
You’ll both be footnotes in the chapter about the end of the GOP.
— Art Radley (@g00dneighbour) April 9, 2019
This is such a ridiculous statement. @DevinNunes is a traitor a liar who abused his position to protect your god at the expense of the American people. Simple
— twags (@trawagn2) April 9, 2019
Such a brave stance to take.
You know the great thing about Twitter, Matt?
Nothing ever disappears.
— Ed Kamen (@EdKamen) April 9, 2019
That is a stunningly ridiculous tweet.
— Kay102 (@KayDavis102) April 9, 2019
Hahahhahahahahaaha. That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever read. Thanks for the laugh. I needed that.
— Gary Low (@garylowco1) April 9, 2019
Two certified assclowns.
— Steve Delfin (@SteveDelfin) April 9, 2019
You should both be in prison.
— Scenario (@ScenarioLENS) April 9, 2019
You must be day drinking again. He’s suing a cow twitter account. He’s filing lawsuits that have zero chance of succeeding. What an inspiration to grifters everywhere.
— Donald King (@dfking66) April 9, 2019
Yeah! Fuck the first amendment! The real problem is fake cows on twitter saying mean stuff!
— Jeffrey Fisher (@jeff_of_fish) April 9, 2019
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Cops Called After COVID-Positive Palin’s Dinner Partner Allegedly Accosts Photographer
Sarah Palin, who is unvaccinated and recently tested positive for COVID-19 three times, was caught dining out in New York City Wednesday evening. A credentialed news photographer was reportedly accosted after he asked her dining companions if they were “concerned” the Republican former governor “tested positive for COVID.”
One man stood up, walked over to the photographer, and according to the website Upper East Site, “roughed up a news photographer filming them dining outdoors.”
Palin, who is in NYC for her defamation case against The New York Times, waved at the photographer, but one of her dinner companions got up and repeatedly asked the journalist, “Are you looking for trouble?” as the video below shows.
“Are you going to hurt –?” the photographer replied, but then the camera shakes as if it had been knocked down, and the video ends.
“The unidentified, large man dining with Palin grabbed the victim’s fingers with both hands, wrenching and twisting them down, slamming the camera to the concrete, the photographer told Upper East Site.”
Police were called and an assault report was filed, Upper East Site reports.
Looks like Sarah Palin’s dinner date wasn’t happy about being filmed. pic.twitter.com/sM8JSBSIZJ
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 28, 2022
Read the entire story here.
Image by Gage Skidmore via Flickr and a CC license
Josh Hawley’s ‘Losing Fight’ Against Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee Mocked by Conservative Strategist
Republicans will be making a political mistake if they seek to go all-in against President Joe Biden’s nomination to replace Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, a top GOP strategist explained on Friday.
Former George W. Bush White House speechwriter Marc Thiessen wrote in The Washington Post that “while Biden now gets to pick a justice, he is powerless to change the court’s ideological makeup.”
“The truth is, while every Supreme Court appointment is consequential, this will be the least consequential appointment in decades. So, Republicans should be gracious in victory, and let Democrats have their day,” he counseled.
His advice runs contrary to the approach of one GOP senator.
“Already, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is warning that if Biden “chooses to nominate a left wing activist who will bless his campaign against parents, his abuse of the FBI, his refusal to enforce our immigration laws, and his lawless vaccine mandates, expect a major battle in the Senate.” Here’s a better idea: Unless Biden appoints someone obviously unqualified, don’t pick a losing fight,” he wrote. “After all, the confirmation of Biden’s nominee is virtually assured. Sens. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have supported all of Biden’s judicial nominees, and it is difficult to imagine that they will treat this one differently.”
He urged Republican senators to treat the nominee “graciously.”
Read the full column.
Palm Beach Lawmaker Sues Local Paper Over Attempt to Access Jeffrey Epstein Records
The Palm Beach Post is reporting that the local County Clerk of the Courts is asking the courts to make the paper pay the legal fees he incurred while blocking attempts to access grand jury records related to a 2006 Jeffrey Epstein investigation.
Getting right to the point, the Post’s Jane Musgrave wrote, “Despite insisting he wants the public to know why serial molester Jeffrey Epstein escaped serious punishment 15 years ago, Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts Joe Abruzzo wants to punish The Palm Beach Post for trying to open secret records that could do just that.”
As the report notes, Abruzzo employed the Tampa law firm belonging to Shane Vogt to fight the request at a cost of $32,794 and, in a motion before Circuit Judge Donald Hafele, seeks double that plus additional costs.
At issue are the grand jury transcripts that the Florida lawmaker successfully kept away from the paper.
Explaining the Post’s case, Musgrave wrote, “The newspaper went to court after records showed only one teen was called to testify to the grand jury even though dozens told police Epstein sexually abused them at his Palm Beach mansion.”
“Further, sources familiar with the grand jury proceedings said the 14-year-old girl was vilified by state prosecutors,” she added. “Rather than focus on her claims of abuse, lieutenants for then-State Attorney Barry Krischer quizzed her about her online social media posts where she talked about drinking and boys, they said.”
The report continued, “In court papers, The Post’s attorneys argued that releasing the records would reveal what happened and whether Krischer bowed to pressure from Epstein’s high-octane defense team.”
You can read more here.
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