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  • U.S. Representative

  • Running for office

Matt GaetzLast Updated: July 5, 2022

Location

Pensacola, Florida

Insurrection Related Information

  • Requested Pardon
  • Spread Disinformation Online
  • Voted Against Certification

Currently Running For Office

  • Running for re-election
  • Primary election on Aug 23, 2022

Current Office Held

  • U.S. House Representative, Florida District 01

Executive Summary

This Representative spread disinformation through social media and voted against certifying election results on January 6, 2021.

  • Gaetz frequently pushed lies about the election leading up to the insurrection and spoke on the House floor that day as he objected to the certification of the election.
  • During that speech, Gaetz pushed a Washington Times report that was later debunked claiming that a facial recognition company identified “antifa” “masquerading as trump supporters.” Media Matters Action Network

Currently Running For Office

U.S. House Representative, Florida District 01

Primary Election:

August 23, 2022

General Election:

November 8, 2022

Current Office Held

U.S. House Representative, Florida District 01

Term:

January 3, 2017 - January 3, 2023

Press Coverage

Verified Social Media Handles

Sources

  • Florida U.S. Representatives’ Public Statements (Advance Democracy Inc.)
  • MEMO: January 6th Research for Public Wise (Media Matters Action Network)

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