Matt Gaetz ridiculed after proclaiming they had the votes to remove Liz Cheney from GOP leadership
Rep. Matt Gaetz on Fox News (screengrab).

During his appearance on Steve Bannon's show Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) proclaimed that he had the votes to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from the House Republican leadership. He told Bannon that somehow the "establishment" would stop the vote from happening to ensure she stayed in power.

As it turns out, Gaetz was not only wrong, he was overwhelmingly proven wrong with just 61 members being willing to vote out Cheney and 145 supported her. Gaetz and his team lost big and it was reportedly so embarrassing that Gaetz refused to do interviews after the vote.


See the rest of the mockery of Gaetz below: