Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) addressed the Ohio Political Summit in Strongsville on Saturday.
NBC News correspondent Henry Gomez reported from the event, noting "a bunch of Senate and gov candidates have backed out of the event."
Gomez reported Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), "was supposed to speak at this event this afternoon but she's nowhere to be found. Organizer won't answer questions about if she's still speaking and just pulled a candidate from a different congressional district on stage to fill the time."
When Gaetz took the stage, he reportedly addressed the allegations against him.
"I'm being falsely accused of exchanging money for naughty favors. Yet, Congress has reinstituted a process that legalizes the corrupt act of exchanging money for favors, through earmarks," Gaetz said.
Gaetz: “I'm being falsely accused of exchanging money for naughty favors. Yet, Congress has reinstituted a process… https://t.co/D31Jc8BYXg— Henry J. Gomez (@Henry J. Gomez)1621109308.0
USA Volleyball was called out on Saturday for how a breastfeeding coach was treated at a tournament in Colorado.
The Colorado Crossroads volleyball tournament is a qualifier event for athletes hoping to make the junior national team.
Colorado state Rep. Kerry Tipper reported what was going on at the tournament.
The lawmaker offered her legal analysis of the situation.
"Baby doesn't take a bottle and mom must nurse. Colorado law REQUIRES mom be allowed to nurse," she wrote.
"Update - tourney director continues to refuse to let baby in. Says COVID guidelines prohibit admission of children under 16. But the tourney has players who are under 16," she wrote, adding a face-palm emoji.
"Obviously they can, have, and should make an exception under these circumstances," Tipper said.
Update - tourney director continues to refuse to let baby in. Says COVID guidelines prohibit admission of children… https://t.co/gKdOGuJphv— Rep. Kerry Tipper (@Rep. Kerry Tipper)1621106742.0
On CNN Saturday, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) tore into Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for lying about a dispute between him and one of her aides over wearing masks.
"You just heard her say a few moments ago her aide politely said something to you, like you were friends and you go way back," said anchor Jim Acosta. "Tell us what happened?"
"I was leaving the House floor," said Swalwell. "You're still required to wear a mask on the House floor. And frankly, Jim, I just forgot to take my mask off when I came out of the building. I love having my mask off now. And Greene's aide said, 'Take your mask off, Congressman.' And I kept walking past. And I thought, you know what, I'm tired of this sh*t, these marauding goons who are going around trying to bully my other colleagues. So I went up to him and asked him who he was, and I said 'Don't tell me what to do' with words you can't say on CNN. And predictably he went speechless."
"This is not the way it works around here," added Swalwell. "I've worn a staff badge and I've worn member pin. And when I was a staffer, I would never talk to a member of Congress like that. My staffers tell me all the time they would love to speak with Marjorie Taylor Greene and tell her what they think of her policies, but there's still decorum and respect, and I think people are just losing patience with Greene."
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