The chair of the House Administration Committee, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) on Friday released the social media posts of her Republican colleagues that she felt may have contributed to the Capitol riots on January 6.
“Like former President Trump, any elected Member of Congress who aided and abetted the insurrection or incited the attack seriously threatened our democratic government,” Lofgren wrote. “They would have betrayed their oath of office and would be implicated in the same constitutional provision cited in the Article of Impeachment. That provision prohibits any person who has previously taken an oath as a member of Congress to support the Constitution but subsequently engaged in insurrection or rebellion from serving in Congress.”
Her report divided the posts by state. Florida’s section had 189 pages, of which 124 were devoted to our congressman, Matt Gaetz. Several of his tweets were flagged by Twitter for disputed and possibly misleading content.
Here’s a sample:
Gaetz retweeted the allegation that sharpies invalidated ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona, with his comment, “Holy Shit.”
He tweeted the dead vote swung overwhelming for Biden. Focusing first on Michigan – “Study says 10k of them did in Michigan”, then Pennsylvania and other states.
He pushed conspiracies that USPS officials backdated ballots and “Dominion voting software systems changed more votes than Vladimir Putin ever did.”
Other tweets included:
“On January 6th, I’m joining with the fighters in Congress. We going to OBJECT to electors from states that didn’t run clean elections.”
“President @realDonaldTrump won a LANDSLIDE election among people who actually showed up and voted.”
“American needs us now more than ever. We’d better fight like hell for her with all that we have.”
“Republicans will not leave democracy undefended on January 6th.”
On Jan. 5: “Tomorrow, Republicans will defend democracy and object to states that didn’t run clean elections.”
On the day of the insurrection:
9:59 am: “States that cheat and steal elections should be stripped of electors.”
11:04 am: “Expose the fraud!”
12:18 pm: “Criticism makes elections better!”
9:08 pm: Retweets Washingont Examiner article about antifa disguised as Trump supporters storming the capitol.
Here is the Florida section of the report – Florida.
After Lofgren released the report, Gaetz tweeted, “Cancel culture is a cult with no grace.”