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.
No wonder Gaetz uncharacteristically passed up a media avail after the vote.— Guy Benson (@Guy Benson)1612403322.0
See the rest of the mockery of Gaetz below:
I dont know what is funnier Gaetz and crew just assuming they had the votes like a bunch of morons or 84+ House Mem… https://t.co/hJRIYmzFwt— Phiophill (@Phiophill)1612405023.0
The biggest loser after tonight’s secret vote is Matt Gaetz. Taking the fight to Liz Cheney in Wyoming was probably… https://t.co/ehTaqpGAHk— sestra cosima (@sestra cosima)1612403753.0
No we voted. You were just wrong by like, a huuuuuge margin. https://t.co/2iwjlxpB3J— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger)1612405460.0
He seems to lie as a matter of course. https://t.co/Ac77i0mSMS— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol)1612405537.0
Is Gaetz now going to say Liz vote to retain leadership was due to voting machine manipulation?
— Norma #1-06 (@therealNormaA) February 4, 2021
The underlying news of the night. This vote really shows that going against Trump isn't as dangerous as it's percei… https://t.co/ckZlsv7hwh— Danté (@Danté)1612405771.0
The vote today provides evidence that Gaetz’s clique is not a silent majority but a (very) loud minority. #GOP— Sergio TN (@Sergio TN)1612405600.0
Well his statement aged terribly and rotted. Apparently they did vote and he did not have the votes to remove her. Cheney-1 Gaetz-0
— Iris 🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@EdaIris) February 4, 2021
If there was a secret vote on Matt Gaetz I wonder how that would turn out?
— Always1968 (@Always0468) February 4, 2021
Whipping an anonymous vote is so far above Matt Gaetz' pay grade— dbk (@dbk)1612405658.0
@Acosta Gaetz tomorrow: “the vote was rigged.. I want a recount”— ELLA b (@ELLA b)1612405677.0
@jbarro Gaetz thinking the vote would go his way https://t.co/ajdzWa5QrN— Omer (@Omer)1612405699.0
@AngryInAGoodWay @LukeTBall @mattgaetz You can’t blame a day walker for not knowing about pulses...— James Brown (@James Brown)1612406213.0
@mattgaetz - "My concern is that though today, we have the votes to remove Liz Cheney, somehow the Establishment's… https://t.co/hM7zJpHOlB— GOP is no more (@GOP is no more)1612405991.0