Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Tuesday stood up on behalf of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) after the Internet mocked him for suing his own wine company over a Yacht trip that involved drugs and prostitutes.
While appearing on Fox Business News, Gaetz said that Nunes had every right to sue the wine company and even individual Twitter users who mock him.
"Devin Nunes will go down in history as a great American patriot," Gaetz announced. "Democrats, the media and even social media platforms have tried to silence him but he’s standing strong. I’m glad that the hunted, has become the hunter."
Devin Nunes will go down in history as a great American patriot. Democrats, the media and even social media platfor… https://t.co/szItC1xmIL— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@Rep. Matt Gaetz)1554832033.0
Gaetz immediately felt a backlash on Twitter. Read a sampling of the tweets below.
@RepMattGaetz @DevinNunes On the same day that #YachtCocaineProstitutes is trending, tone-deaf one.— Becky the Social Distancer (@Becky the Social Distancer)1554832771.0
@RepMattGaetz @DevinNunes You really need to quit day-drinking.— ➖Dustin Miller➖ (@➖Dustin Miller➖)1554835859.0
@RepMattGaetz @DevinNunes Both of you should have stood up to Trump. You had a duty to. What you’re doing—ignoring… https://t.co/2HiGdIsI9B— DanaZhukova (@DanaZhukova)1554836110.0
@RepMattGaetz @DevinNunes This is such a ridiculous statement. @DevinNunes is a traitor a liar who abused his posit… https://t.co/uR0BoyFhTZ— twags (@twags)1554835955.0
@RepMattGaetz @DevinNunes Such a brave stance to take. You know the great thing about Twitter, Matt? Nothing ever disappears.— Ed Kamen (@Ed Kamen)1554832832.0
@RepMattGaetz @DevinNunes That is a stunningly ridiculous tweet.— Kay102 (@Kay102)1554834647.0
@RepMattGaetz @DevinNunes Hahahhahahahahaaha. That's the dumbest thing I've ever read. Thanks for the laugh. I needed that.— Black Lives Matter (@Black Lives Matter)1554836217.0
@RepMattGaetz @DevinNunes Two certified assclowns.— Steve Delfin (@Steve Delfin)1554836193.0
@RepMattGaetz @DevinNunes You must be day drinking again. He’s suing a cow twitter account. He’s filing lawsuits t… https://t.co/pSGT8C0k9l— Don (@Don)1554836110.0
@RepMattGaetz @DevinNunes Yeah! Fuck the first amendment! The real problem is fake cows on twitter saying mean stuff!— Jeffrey Fisher (@Jeffrey Fisher)1554836101.0