A tweet came back to bite Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Monday after he seemed to admit that President Donald Trump obstructed justice.
"The Mueller team obstructed way more justice than Trump ever did," the Florida Republican wrote in a tweet, referring to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. President Donald Trump was eventually impeached by Congress for obstruction among other crimes.
The Mueller team obstructed way more justice than Trump ever did.— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz)1600097601.0
Twitter users quickly noted that Gaetz seemed to be acknowledging lawlessness on behalf of the president.
Read some of the replies below.
@mattgaetz Thanks for admitting Trump obstructed justice.— KalliJo (@KalliJo)1600097885.0
@mattgaetz #MattGaetzIsATool— Squirrelgirl (@Squirrelgirl)1600097958.0
@mattgaetz https://t.co/1MIbI8R7vj— WaterBluSky (@WaterBluSky)1600099769.0
@NYinLA2121 @mattgaetz Or... https://t.co/PTtAT91O7D— Edna Kringle (@Edna Kringle)1600099988.0
@mattgaetz Nice confession there.— stephen Shomo (@stephen Shomo)1600097948.0
@mattgaetz You just admitted @realDonaldTrump obstructed justice. Congrats Matt.— Kraken Lackin' (@Kraken Lackin')1600097799.0
@mattgaetz Nice! Glad we can at least agree that Trump obstructed justice. Some real bipartisanship there!— WhatIfBarackOrHillarySaidIt 🚨JOE & KAMALA WIN!🚨 (@WhatIfBarackOrHillarySaidIt 🚨JOE & KAMALA WIN!🚨)1600098831.0
@mattgaetz Thanks Matt for admitting that Trump obstructed justice! Well done.— JeanBean #WeWon (@🏠)😷🏳️🌈 (@JeanBean #WeWon (@🏠)😷🏳️🌈)1600098038.0
@mattgaetz You… you just admitted that Trump obstructed justice. Are you still drunk?— Pé (@Pé)1600099287.0
@mattgaetz Senate Intelligence Committee confirmed.. And just in case... https://t.co/AC82gOD5j6— RustyRos (@RustyRos)1600098885.0
@mattgaetz That doesn't even make sense....at all....— Maria Dy (@Maria Dy)1600098069.0
@mattgaetz Day drinking again.— Mark Pinter (@Mark Pinter)1600098129.0
@mattgaetz Get out of the bottle Mattie.— mylittlecorner (@mylittlecorner)1600099167.0