According to a report from Axios, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has been confiding to friends that he is considering stepping down to become a media personality.
Three sources told Axios that Gaetz "has privately told confidants he's seriously considering not seeking re-election and possibly leaving Congress early for a job at Newsmax."
Needless to say, the idea of Gaetz no longer in Congress delighted his critics, who have grown tired of his antics that have, in many ways, been overshadowed by newly-elected Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
A sampling below:
@alaynatreene @axios I think that is an appropriate professional move. We don’t need bad actors in Congress and Ne… https://t.co/z9k2jx87Yc— Bbnarlington (she/her) (@Bbnarlington (she/her))1617115756.0
@alaynatreene @axios Bye Felicia, he will not be missed in Congress. He likes to yell to dam much and hear himself talk.— Raymond Mondragon (@Raymond Mondragon)1617115928.0
This is the kind of news I like to see. Scoop: Matt Gaetz eyes early retirement to take job at Newsmax....— JEFFREY LEBOWSKI (@JEFFREY LEBOWSKI)1617117499.0
@axios Interestingly, Rep. Matt Gaetz's departure from Congress to join Newsmax will simultaneously raise Congress'… https://t.co/pU1IzS34uI— County Clare Observer (@County Clare Observer)1617116721.0
@UrbanAchievr Matt Gaetz and Newsmax--a marriage made in Hades.— Jeff Leon (@Jeff Leon)1617118001.0
This rumor about Matt Gaetz leaving Congress for a gig at Newsmax has got to be true. Many people are saying that t… https://t.co/S4jGirrrFv— 💀 Scary Larry 💀 🇺🇸🌊✊🏻🗽 (@💀 Scary Larry 💀 🇺🇸🌊✊🏻🗽)1617117207.0
@axios Not surprised. Congressman Matt Gaetz has passed zero pieces of legislation beyond naming a post office afte… https://t.co/1d41vUBHib— Russell Drew (@Russell Drew)1617116462.0
@alaynatreene @axios I’m down with that. Doesn’t he already spend all of his time in front of cable news cameras?— Rob Christ (@Rob Christ)1617116730.0
Madison Cawthorn takes note. https://t.co/vOPnp4F5Jo— Schooley (@Schooley)1617117037.0
@Renadon6 @alaynatreene @axios YES!— Hollis Key Jr (@Hollis Key Jr)1617116846.0
@alaynatreene @axios I don't want to get my hopes up, but I hope he leaves.— Ned James (@Ned James)1617116791.0
@alaynatreene Wouldn't it be hilarious if he quit and went to Newsmax only to then have Newsmax fold because of the Dominion lawsuits.— Matt2050 (@Matt2050)1617116367.0
@alaynatreene @jonathanvswan So he *didn't go into public service to help others? Imagine that.— M. Fautneddy (@M. Fautneddy)1617116578.0
@mikeallen @axios @alaynatreene @RepMattGaetz @newsmax Good riddance!— Melanie Cook (@Melanie Cook)1617116027.0
@alaynatreene @jonathanvswan My guess is that Gaetz sees the speculation about Tucker running for pres and thinks m… https://t.co/VdAWLMUY5t— Coat of Many Colours (@Coat of Many Colours)1617116053.0
@mikeallen @jonathanvswan @axios @alaynatreene @RepMattGaetz @newsmax When serving the people isn’t as glamorous as… https://t.co/RlGcN1E5ZW— SoFlowSports (@SoFlowSports)1617116185.0
@mikeallen @axios @alaynatreene @RepMattGaetz @newsmax So it's all about him, not those who he represents.— Andrew Cook (@Andrew Cook)1617116239.0
@mikeallen @jonathanvswan @axios @alaynatreene @RepMattGaetz @newsmax Of course, this is what it is all about , TV… https://t.co/iRjMRe8HiE— Dr. N. E. Maah (@Dr. N. E. Maah)1617116767.0
@mikeallen @jonathanvswan @axios @alaynatreene @RepMattGaetz @newsmax On please let him move to newsmax. Please god… https://t.co/VtFulYKjRp— Linda (@Linda)1617116139.0