Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, who's under investigation by the FBI for alleged sex-trafficking of a minor, weighed in Tuesday afternoon on newly revealed sexual harassment allegations against New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
"If he were a Republican, he wouldn't even need one named accuser for the media to smear him," Gaetz wrote, in an apparent reference to his own case.
Gaetz was responding to a tweet from Texas GOP Congressman Pat Fallon, who wrote: "Just imagine how the mainstream media would be covering the Cuomo scandal if he were a Republican."
Here's how Twitter reacted:
Imagine supporting a serial rapist like Donald Trump and an alleged child rapist like Matt Gaetz, and thinking you… https://t.co/Xe0LlPr2s3— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report) 1628010686.0
What in in the alcoholic fuck are you talking about? YOU haven’t been expelled from Congress (yet) and Mr. Grab-em-… https://t.co/oLZDGjIBHR— Matt Gaetz’ Liver 🍸 (@Matt Gaetz’ Liver 🍸) 1628010965.0
Sit this one out venmo dude. https://t.co/yYxhhObHvU— David Weissman (@David Weissman) 1628009357.0
What about one unnamed underage female accuser? https://t.co/fL83XQK2bM— Herrmann and Kane (@Herrmann and Kane) 1628009919.0
Matty, I think you better sit this one out. Yours do have names and you also have accomplices talking. https://t.co/uwDxBvMUAZ— Duperdar (@Duperdar) 1628009772.0
Trump had 29 plus one viable rape case plus on audio confessing to pussy grabbing https://t.co/3moaUnmLCy— Samantha Legere (@Samantha Legere) 1628009430.0
@mattgaetz He'd be elected president if he was a Republican 🤡 https://t.co/8koXAIN5Wh— VacciNostraDonny 💉 (@VacciNostraDonny 💉) 1628009277.0
At least now Cuomo can be on supreme court with full Republican support. https://t.co/La096RTPQ4— Jenifer (@Jenifer) 1628010086.0
You're correct. The GOP would be printing ballots with him as the frontrunner for the next election. Creep.… https://t.co/Fn6DzZWOtN— JenCaz (@JenCaz) 1628010458.0
They are covering it more than the Matt Gaetz sex trafficking scandal & your insider trading scandal, @RepPatFallon… https://t.co/nfr7yqfp4h— Russell Foster for Texas (@Russell Foster for Texas) 1628009605.0