A feisty Rep., Matt Gaetz (R-FL) continues to defend himself on his Twitter account against accusations that he has paid for sex with underaged girls by making bold pronouncements that he is standing up for Ameria -- and he keeps getting smacked down.
In his latest attempt to beef up his defense that the Republican Party needs him, the embattled Florida lawmaker labeled himself a "firebrand" fighting for the "soul of our country" which led commenters to point out that he is actually battling to stay out of prison.
According to Gaetz, "Firebrands don't retreat, especially when the battle for the soul of our country calls," which led one critic to point out, "Labeling yourself a 'firebrand' is one of the most pathetic things imaginable"
There was much more like that as you can see below:
@RepMattGaetz Now that you put it that way, why, child rape and trafficking sounds damn near heroic.— Brian Nash (@Brian Nash)1618164267.0
@RepMattGaetz Hasn't your lawyer said that to remain quiet is in your best interest right now? Or are you setting u… https://t.co/YWScZ0zWuP— Pshenderson (@Pshenderson)1618161922.0
@RepMattGaetz 🤣😂🤣You aren't flattering yourself with the label "firebrand," now are you? Entitled, irresponsible,… https://t.co/fnPmqkkldB— bmichael (@bmichael)1618162134.0
@RepMattGaetz They just nail high school girls https://t.co/xR8DKcnLjr— BeauWatson (@BeauWatson)1618166388.0
@TempleOfJames @RepMattGaetz Firebrand that sweetheart!— Feisty Wench w/ fire in her eyes (@Feisty Wench w/ fire in her eyes)1618165524.0
@RepMattGaetz You are not a firebrand you are a flaming turd on a stick— Expel the sedition caucus (@Expel the sedition caucus)1618161860.0
@RepMattGaetz 17 year olds are too young to be drafted for battle.— WH Aide 🌊 (@WH Aide 🌊)1618161707.0
@SureQaren @RepMattGaetz itchy, not richie— Romi C (@Romi C)1618162259.0
@RepMattGaetz Bit dramatic?— Raiders Fan (@Raiders Fan)1618161711.0
@RepMattGaetz Is that code for some kind of weird sex thing with teenagers?— Jarrett Bellini (@Jarrett Bellini)1618161723.0
@RepMattGaetz Yeah babe, I'm like such a firebrand, I'm a hero, I'm fighting for the soul of our cou-- what? You're… https://t.co/DCPwP0GH0V— Jael's Tent Peg Ministry, MA 🇭🇲🇺🇲 (@Jael's Tent Peg Ministry, MA 🇭🇲🇺🇲)1618161855.0
@RepMattGaetz Labeling yourself a "firebrand" is one of the most pathetic things imaginable— Thor Benson (@Thor Benson)1618162004.0
@RepMattGaetz It’s called statutory rape, Matt.— jamie grayson (@jamie grayson)1618166732.0
@RepMattGaetz Wait, so the "soul of our country" is "the right for powerful men to groom and traffic underage girls"? Gosh, who knew?— Margaret P Houston (@Margaret P Houston)1618166217.0
@RepMattGaetz If you’re the only one that labels yourself a firebrand, I don’t think it counts. Unless firebrand i… https://t.co/ILPOT46LoO— PJ - do Justly, love Mercy, walk Humbly (@PJ - do Justly, love Mercy, walk Humbly)1618161817.0
@RepMattGaetz Firebrand? YOU? You're on fire alright but not for the reasons, reason, you think. https://t.co/pz0Tu0ZNap— Sam Lopez (@Sam Lopez)1618164820.0
@RepMattGaetz Matt Gaetz is the Don Junior of Jeffrey Epsteins— Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody) (@Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody))1618162849.0
@RepMattGaetz What a creepy tweet....— CB is Big Baby Jesus. (@CB is Big Baby Jesus.)1618161936.0
@RepMattGaetz 2021, the year "firebrands" see prison. https://t.co/xuedacYJpC— OKKO 2.0 (@OKKO 2.0)1618162488.0
@RepMattGaetz I can't wait for your trial.— Biden Thoughts With Jack Handey (@Biden Thoughts With Jack Handey)1618162926.0