The internet is mocking Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz after the embattled Republican launched a Trumpian attack at the media Saturday morning on his Twitter account.
“I won’t be intimidated by the lying media. I won’t be extorted by a former DOJ official and the crooks he is working with,” Gaetz wrote, echoing a speech he gave at one of Donald Trump’s Florida properties on Friday.
“The Truth will prevail,” he added which, in turn, opened him up for ridicule from critics who reminded hin that his problems are with the investigations into sex trafficking and not those reporting on them.
Check Gaetz’s tweet and some of the responses below.
I won't be intimidated by the lying media.
I won't be extorted by a former DOJ official and the crooks he is working with.
The truth will prevail.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 10, 2021
And you'd know all about lies, now wouldn't you?
— One Day Things Will Get Better…. (@Imkindofsad1978) April 10, 2021
Minor purchases only?
It’s not the media who trafficked young girls.
— Day oneMeidas (@SunshineXander) April 10, 2021
I heard you used Venmo only for minor purchases, Matt.
— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) April 10, 2021
I hope you've come clean with God and your fiance…. Because lying to the rest of us really doesn't matter.
— Squatch (The Last of My Kind)🍥 (@TheLastSquatch) April 10, 2021
The media isn’t lying Matt Gaetz , they just relay what the federal prosecutors say, hey ,they might have something. Doesn’t look good for you. You should have checked her driver’s license.
— democrat for life (@democratforlif8) April 10, 2021
Lock him up! Lock him up! That’s pretty catchy. Everybody together: Lock him up!
— Frank Rizzo (@WorldGoneMad1) April 10, 2021
You sure are defensive this morning with all these tweets. Did your all your lawyers suggest you do this?
— Squirrelgirl 🐿 (@Squirrelgirl510) April 10, 2021
I won't stop screwing underage girls
I won't stop using Venmo for receipts..
— Brown Eyed Susan (@smc429) April 10, 2021
The walls are closing in. The truth certainly will prevail
— Al Warner (@AlexWarmer2) April 10, 2021
Uh huh. pic.twitter.com/MaEAvq8wds
— Cyndi Borowski💙🇺🇲 (@BorowskiCyndi) April 10, 2021
Matt Gaetz = victim 🙄
Better start learning to grab that bar of soap real tight, bro.
— 🇨🇴🇺🇸 Pal Carajo… and Beyond! (@resistwithlove1) April 10, 2021
Unfortunately for you, the truth will prevail… till then, sleep tight. 😉
— Indi J. (@IndiJ0728) April 10, 2021
Dis you under investigation? pic.twitter.com/6xqA73bliG
— GG – 💜💍🐶😷🦩🌴🥑🤓🥂 (@glkg0223) April 10, 2021
How do you feel about the color ORANGE?
— Sanderban (@Kebers451) April 10, 2021
I don’t want to get into semantics, but I feel there’s a difference between people trying to intimidate you and people trying to prevent you from fucking more kids
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) April 10, 2021
You’re gonna be verrrrrrry popular in prison, Matt…
— Jen (@jenminicooper) April 10, 2021