The tweet was immediately pounced on by liberal lawmakers who have done their best to ensure people forget all about the fact that the president’s former lawyer has been convicted and found guilty of already lying to Congress.
The tweet read, “Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat,” Gaetz tweeted on Tuesday. “I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…”
Cohen has brought a string of accusations against the president, but only after speaking with democrat lawmakers and cutting a deal for a three-year prison term for his previous lies and illegal activities.
He is supposed to begin serving his prison sentence in May after he pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud, lying under oath to Congressional investigators, and campaign finance violations.
On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Florida Bar said the organization was examining the tweet and the incident to see Gaetz is guilty of wrongdoing.
“The Florida Bar is aware of the comments made in a tweet yesterday by Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is a Florida Bar member, and I can confirm we have opened an investigation,” Francine Walker said in a statement.
“Any time the words or actions of a Florida lawyer result in complaints, the Florida Bar will fully investigate those complaints,” Walker added, but denied to elaborate further, citing confidentiality rules.
Lanny Davis, the ‘pro-bono’ attorney for Cohen and long-time Clinton fixer, denounced the “despicable lies and personal smears” and demanded lawmakers “repudiate his words and his conduct.”
Gaetz initially defended his tweet, saying “It’s witness testing.”
“We already know that Michael Cohen lies to Congress. We already know that he lies to law enforcement. Now we’re going find out if he also lies to the people closest to him,” he accurately added.
Gaetz later apologized on Twitter and deleted the tweet.
“It was NOT my intent to threaten, as some believe I did,” wrote Gaetz. “I should have chosen words that better showed by intent. I’m sorry.”
In yesterday’s testimony, Cohen was once again busted for lying when he claimed he did not want a job in the White House, a falsehood even CNN was forced to admit.
Some people suggest that Gaetz is the new target for the left because he has been adamant about eliminating voter fraud. A man like that could make their schemes to steal elections more difficult.