Drunk driving arrest and speeding tickets  —  In 2008, Gaetz was arrested under a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) as he was driving back from the Swamp, a nightclub on Okaloosa Island, Florida. Police recorded Gaetz driving 13 mph over that area’s speed limit.  Police noted that Gaetz had shown physical signs of intoxication. Gaetz initially denied that he had drunk alcohol, but later admitted to drinking two beers. Gaetz failed an eye test twice, then declined field sobriety tests. After Gaetz was arrested, he refused to take a breathalyzer test.  

Shortly after Gaetz's case was referred to state attorney Steve Meadows, Gaetz's driving license was reinstated. Charges against Gaetz were dismissed by Meadows. Gaetz has cited the dropped charges as proof that he was innocent.Between 1999 and 2014, Gaetz received 16 speeding tickets in Florida. The Scripps Florida Investigative Team reviewed Gaetz and 159 other Florida legislators, noting that 46 legislators have more than 10 driving violations.

Crowd sourcing a resolution with a far-right conspiracy forum  —   In its July–August 2017 issue, Foreign Policy reported that Devin Murphy, a Gaetz legislative aide, had written a resolution that Gaetz brought to the House Judiciary Committee, and that the resolution primarily used content from r/The_Donald, “a pro-T-RUMP subreddit notorious for both its embrace of conspiracy theories and its gleeful offensiveness.  The r/The_Donald posters' suggestions are represented in "roughly two-thirds of the total finished amendment."

One of the allegations was that James Comey had leaked investigative matters to New York Times reporter Michael S. Schmidt, beginning when Schmidt would have been around 10 years old.  In an email to Wired magazine, Gaetz said, "It is the responsibility of our staff to gather as much information as possible when researching a subject and provide that information for consideration. We pride ourselves on seeking as much citizen input as possible."

Relationship with Known Scumbags - Chuck Johnson In January 2018, Gaetz invited alt-right Holocaust denier and NAZI - Lover,  If you deny the Holocaust, you are a NAZI-Lover.  Charles C. “Chuck” Johnson to attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Very appropriate if he sat next to Stephen Miller.

Wiki - Charles Carlisle Johnson born October 22, 1988, should have died on the 23rd… is an American far-right political activist. A self-described “investigative journalist”, with no credentials Johnson is often described as an internet troll, and has been involved in the proliferation and spread of multiple fake news stories. Johnson was owner of the websites,, and, all of which were short-lived.  He wrote two books, both published by Encounter Books in 2013 and made the never seller list.  

Apparent threat directed at Michael Cohen  —  On February 26, 2019, the night before the scheduled public hearing of Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal attorney, before the House Oversight Committee, Gaetz directed a tweet to Cohen that implied without evidence that Cohen had had multiple extra-marital affairs and also suggested his wife might be unfaithful while he was imprisoned due to new information disclosed to her.

Security breach of House of Representatives SCIF    In October 2019, Gaetz organized a "storming" of a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility on Capitol Hill by about two dozen Republican congressmen, including House minority whip Steve Scalise, in an effort to sit in on and hear the deposition of a Pentagon official during the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. The congressmen's cell phones and other devices put the secure facility, and the security of the United States, at risk.

COVID-19 —  In March 2020, Gaetz appeared for a House debate on funds to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a gas mask. A few days later, on March 9, 2020, Gaetz's office reported that Gaetz had been in contact with a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendee who tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Gaetz was placed under self-quarantine for 14 days. On March 10, Gaetz said that his test came back negative, but that he would stay under self-quarantine until the 14-day period ended on March 12.  Gaetz has claimed that wearing the gas mask was not an act of mockery, but rather that it was a way of "demonstrating his concern.Several journalists characterized the decision as a stunt.

 More Lies From Matt - On April 14, he said the Wuhan Institute of Virology “ birthed a monster,” a reference to the unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that the COVID-19 was engineered by Chinese scientists as a bioweapon. He also falsely claimed that the National Institutes of Health gave $3.7 million grant to the Institute. The US-based EcoHealth Alliance that had worked with the Institute under a grant approved by the Trump administration eventually had that funding withdrawn.

Glorifying violence” label on Twitter  On June 1, 2020, during the nationwide George Floyd protests, Gaetz posted on Twitter, "Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East?"   In response, Twitter hid the tweet and labeled it as "violating the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence". Gaetz called the label a “ Badge of honor”, accused Twitter of “ enabling” Antifa, and again said that,  “our government should hunt Antifa down”.  I suggested he be hung first then worry about Antifa.

Possible ethics violations — In April 2020, Politico reported that Gaetz had spent nearly $200,000 in taxpayer funds renting an office from Collier Merrill, a Pensacola real estate developer and restaurateur, who was a longtime friend, adviser, campaign donor, and legal client. Both Gaetz and Merrill told Politico, separately, that Gaetz paid below-market rent for the space, but Gaetz later said that the rent was “at or below market rate. House rules explicitly state that below-market rentals are not allowed, and that parties to such leases “have [not] had, [n]or continue to have, a professional or legal relationship (except as a landlord and tenant).  On July 1, 2020, the Office of Congressional Ethics notified Gaetz it had terminated its review of the lease arrangements.

In July 2020, Politico reported that its investigation had found expenditures by Gaetz that appeared to violate the ethics rules of the House of Representatives: spending tens of thousands of dollars for a speechwriting consultant, and having a private company install a television studio in his father’s home in Niceville, Florida, which Gaetz uses when he appears on television.

ATCH 10-27-2020