Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has avoided any real punishment for his tweet last year that took aim at the former attorney to President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, before he was said to speak in front of Congress.
“Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…” Gaetz said in a since-deleted tweet.
The House Ethics Committee admonished Gaetz Friday, though it determined that the Republican representative hadn’t broken the law.
“The ISC reviewed Representative Gaetz’s conduct and did not find that he had the requisite intent to establish a violation of the federal criminal statutes prohibiting witness tampering and obstruction of Congress,” the Ethics Committee said in a report. “The ISC did find, however, that Representative Gaetz’s conduct violated House Rule