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GOP Lawmaker Matt Gaetz Ripped For Tweet Politicizing Death Of MLB Star Jose Fernandez

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Matt Gaetz, a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives and a candidate for U.S. Congress, is under fire for
Matt Gaetz, a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives and a candidate for U.S. Congress, is under fire for a tweet politicizing the death of MLB pitcher Jose Fernandez.

Shortly after tweeting that he was “crushed” by the news, Gaetz fired off this message about Fernandez, who escaped Cuba to live in the United States

Gaetz, a Trump supporter who serves in Florida’s House of Representatives and is currently a candidate for U.S. Congress, immediately came under fire: 

After reading the tweets, the Florida lawmaker stood by his comments, adding: 

 

Gaetz is running against Democrat Steven Specht for a congressional seat considered “safely Republican” by Ballotpedia

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