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Maria Bartiromo: Trump pitching ‘significant’ middle-class tax cut for second term

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President Trump is trying to “put forth” all of his economic successes at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as the impeachment trial continues in the Senate, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo said.

Appearing on “America’s Newsroom” with host Sandra Smith, Bartiromo said that while he is undoubtedly unhappy with the trial, she agrees with his aides that his “best defense” is to “continue to talk about what he is getting done.”

In a sitdown interview with the president earlier Wednesday morning, Bartiromo and the president broke news on a planned middle-class tax cut the president said will be announced over the next 90 days.

“It’s got a long way to go, in fairness,” said the president. “But, we will make a cut.”

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney last weekend that they want to aim their focus on “even faster economic growth’ in a potential second term.

“Re-elect President Trump and you’ll get lower tax rates and lower tax burdens,” Kudlow promised.

TRUMP SAYS TAX CUTS, HEALTH CARE AND TRADE DEALS ARE AHEAD

The U.S. economy grew at a 2.1 percent pace in the third quarter of 2019, the most recent period for which data was available. Its growth reached a Trump-era peak of 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which lowered the top corporate rate from 35 percent to 21 percent and reduced personal income taxes.

The White House budget is scheduled to be submitted in February.

Bartiromo told Smith that while the president didn’t provide specific numbers during the interview, she got a sense of the range of the tax cut.

“At this point,” said Bartiromo. “if you are making between $30,000 and $100,000 you are in the tax range of about 24 percent to 28 percent. He’s talking about cutting that to 15 percent, Sandra.”

“He didn’t go into specific numbers. I don’t know if it’s going to be 15 percent. But, he definitely has been talking about that range,” she explained.

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“So, that would be a pretty significant cut for the middle class and he needs the House to do that,” she continued. “He needs the Republicans to reclaim the House in order to get something like that through. So, he said it’s only going to be done if we have the House and we have the Senate. Because, they are not going to allow him to do much if, in fact, he is in a second term.”

“You see the way they are fighting him at every turn now,” Bartiromo remarked.

Fox Business’ Jonathan Garber and Ken Martin contributed to this report.

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Mark Meadows: ‘Adam Schiff has amnesia’ regarding his committee denying Trump a fair process

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House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said Tuesday that Lead House Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff, D-Calif., appears to have amnesia, as he lambasts Republicans for preventing a fair Senate impeachment trial.

On “The Ingraham Angle,” Meadows said Schiff appears to have forgotten the lengthy House impeachment inquiry wherein he said President Trump was denied legal counsel or normal due process rights.

Schiff claimed on Tuesday that the parameters set by Senate Republicans do not represent a fair trial.

“If you only get to see part of the evidence — if you only allow one side or the other a chance to present their full case, your verdict will be predetermined by the bias in the proceeding. If the House cannot call witnesses or introduce documents and evidence, it is not a fair trial,” the Burbank Democrat declared.

In response, Meadows said it was ironic for Schiff to make those remarks.

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“Adam Schiff has amnesia. He’s forgotten about the 71 days that we denied the president legal counsel to be in there when it was in the House,” he said.

“Yet here he is talking about what’s fair? The headline should be today really, ‘Corrupt investigators demand fair trial.’ How do you do that? It is just unbelievable.”

While Meadows was speaking to host Laura Ingraham, Impeachment Manager Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, continued to make Democrats’ case to call witnesses before the opening arguments.

Garcia, who represents a Houston-area district, claimed that two White House budget officials — Robert Blair and Michael Duffey — be called to testify.

“Blair and Duffey were directly involved in executing the president’s order” to freeze Ukrainian aid, she claimed.

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Garcia said the Senate should hear why Duffey abruptly removed Mark Sandy, an OMB official who handled aid to Ukraine for questioning the legality of the freeze in military aid. She says Duffey then took over the handling of Ukraine aid himself. She also says two career OMB officials resigned based on concerns over the Ukraine aid freeze.

After Garcia finished, White House attorney Pam Bondi — a former Florida state attorney general — rebutted Garcia, saying that the House would not allow agency counsel to appear with Duffey or Blair.

“The House took not action with their subpoenas now they want you to take action,” said Bondi. “The House took no action with the subpoenas for Duffey or Blair because they did not want to tell them they were trampling on their constitutional rights.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Morgan Phillips contributed to this report.

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Rep. Doug Collins: Democrats trying ‘to find anything shiny’ to distract Americans from ‘how poorly they did their job’

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House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., appeared on “Outnumbered Overtime” Monday and criticized Democrats for continuing to make demands about the conduct of President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, which begins this week.

“Their case is falling apart and the American people are seeing that their rush to judgment is actually going to cause the people to see that they really did not do their job,” Collins told guest host Dagen McDowell. “And it’s not fair to say the Senate should do their job for them.”

DEMOCRATS CLASH WITH GOP OVER PROSPECT OF CALLING HUNTER BIDEN IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

Trump’s legal team called the House’s impeachment case “flimsy” and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution” in a trial memo filed Monday morning.

The 110-page filing claimed that the two articles of impeachment – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – do not amount to impeachable offenses and that the Democrat-led House inquiry was not a quest for the truth.

Collins spoke out against House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., who told CBS’ “Face the Nation” this past weekend that “any Republican senator who says there should be no witnesses, or even that witnesses should be negotiated, is part of the cover-up” to help the president.

“It’s not the way Chairman Schiff worked. It’s not what they did in the House. And so they understand this, that they’re trying to now to find anything shiny for the people [not] to see how poorly they did their job, how much they ransacked the House rules to get to an outcome that they wanted,” Collins said. “This is just a travesty perpetrated upon the American people.”

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The congressman also commented on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment signing ceremony and her demeanor during the process, including her appearance this weekend on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

“Don’t me hand me that anymore, Speaker Pelosi,” Collins said. “You’ve shown that you’re willing to lead a House off of a cliff of due process wrongs, of trashing the rules of the House to get to a president that you can’t stand.”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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Doug Collins: House Democratic leader’s remark about letting Trump ‘prove innocence’ should alarm Americans

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House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga., said Democrats are exposing their true contempt for the Constitution and the individual rights therein with how they are conducting the impeachment of President Trump.

In an interview airing Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Collins said Trump was overtly denied the same due process afforded to every other American under the Constitution, adding that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., made an alarming statement to that effect.

Hoyer, the number-two Democrat in the House, defended the House’s impeachment inquiry last month by remarking that Trump was afforded “every opportunity to prove his innocence.”

“Instead, he ignored Congressional subpoenas for documents and for testimony by White House officials and ordered his subordinates not to cooperate. This itself is unprecedented,” Hoyer claimed.

DELAWARE SEN. CARPER ECHOES JOE BIDEN: ‘MALARKEY’ TO THINK HUNTER SHOULD TESTIFY IN TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

Collins told host Mark Levin that no American has to prove their innocence — in fact, the burden of proof falls on the opposite party.

“Mr. Hoyer from Maryland … made a very revealing statement for anybody who’s concerned about Constitutional rights — and especially for me — even those of my Democratic counterparts who worry about their communities, where they discuss police action and rights being violated,” he said.

“It’s amazing to me how they’re willingly setting that aside to come up to this — Steny Hoyer actually said ‘we allowed him every opportunity to come prove his innocence,’.”

Collins said the comment was mindblowing in that it seemed that Congress must have “taken a vacation and le[ft] the United States.”

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“Did we all of a sudden suspend the Bill of Rights?” Collins asked. “Did we suspend any modicum of due process?”

Collins said Democrats like Hoyer are creating a dangerous precedent in that people can effectively accuse other people of offenses and force them to “prove your innocence.”

“I don’t care if you think this president ought to be impeached or not. This is irrelevant. This should bother everybody,” he said.

Collins added that in addition to apparently reversing the burden of proof standard, Democrats have denied Trump the ability to call witnesses or present evidence in his own defense. Instead, Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. strictly controlled the two House hearings.

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However, Collins appeared hopeful that the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will uphold the rule of law and offer Trump the same rights as any defendant.

“I think the American people are going to go back and see that the senators are going to look at it and the Senate is going to say, ‘Wait, this is what we’re getting? … This is what you have wasted so much time and now put us in a period of time in which we’ve got to do something?'” Collins said.

“I think the American people are going to see through this.”

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Doug Collins: House Democratic leader’s remark about letting Trump ‘prove innocence’ should alarm Americans

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House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga., said Democrats are exposing their true contempt for the Constitution and the individual rights therein with how they are conducting the impeachment of President Trump.

In an interview airing Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Collins said Trump was overtly denied the same due process afforded to every other American under the Constitution, adding that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., made an alarming statement to that effect.

Hoyer, the number-two Democrat in the House, defended the House’s impeachment inquiry last month by remarking that Trump was afforded “every opportunity to prove his innocence.”

“Instead, he ignored Congressional subpoenas for documents and for testimony by White House officials and ordered his subordinates not to cooperate. This itself is unprecedented,” Hoyer claimed.

DELAWARE SEN. CARPER ECHOES JOE BIDEN: ‘MALARKEY’ TO THINK HUNTER SHOULD TESTIFY IN TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

Collins told host Mark Levin that no American has to prove their innocence — in fact, the burden of proof falls on the opposite party.

“Mr. Hoyer from Maryland … made a very revealing statement for anybody who’s concerned about Constitutional rights — and especially for me — even those of my Democratic counterparts who worry about their communities, where they discuss police action and rights being violated,” he said.

“It’s amazing to me how they’re willingly setting that aside to come up to this — Steny Hoyer actually said ‘we allowed him every opportunity to come prove his innocence,’.”

Collins said the comment was mindblowing in that it seemed that Congress must have “taken a vacation and le[ft] the United States.”

TRUMP HONORS LSU TIGERS AT WHITE HOUSE

“Did we all of a sudden suspend the Bill of Rights?” Collins asked. “Did we suspend any modicum of due process?”

Collins said Democrats like Hoyer are creating a dangerous precedent in that people can effectively accuse other people of offenses and force them to “prove your innocence.”

“I don’t care if you think this president ought to be impeached or not. This is irrelevant. This should bother everybody,” he said.

Collins added that in addition to apparently reversing the burden of proof standard, Democrats have denied Trump the ability to call witnesses or present evidence in his own defense. Instead, Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. strictly controlled the two House hearings.

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However, Collins appeared hopeful that the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will uphold the rule of law and offer Trump the same rights as any defendant.

“I think the American people are going to go back and see that the senators are going to look at it and the Senate is going to say, ‘Wait, this is what we’re getting? … This is what you have wasted so much time and now put us in a period of time in which we’ve got to do something?'” Collins said.

“I think the American people are going to see through this.”

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Doug Collins: House Democratic leader’s remark about letting Trump ‘prove innocence’ should alarm Americans

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House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga., said Democrats are exposing their true contempt for the Constitution and the individual rights therein with how they are conducting the impeachment of President Trump.

In an interview airing Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Collins said Trump was overtly denied the same due process afforded to every other American under the Constitution, adding that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., made an alarming statement to that effect.

Hoyer, the number-two Democrat in the House, defended the House’s impeachment inquiry last month by remarking that Trump was afforded “every opportunity to prove his innocence.”

“Instead, he ignored Congressional subpoenas for documents and for testimony by White House officials and ordered his subordinates not to cooperate. This itself is unprecedented,” Hoyer claimed.

DELAWARE SEN. CARPER ECHOES JOE BIDEN: ‘MALARKEY’ TO THINK HUNTER SHOULD TESTIFY IN TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

Collins told host Mark Levin that no American has to prove their innocence — in fact, the burden of proof falls on the opposite party.

“Mr. Hoyer from Maryland … made a very revealing statement for anybody who’s concerned about Constitutional rights — and especially for me — even those of my Democratic counterparts who worry about their communities, where they discuss police action and rights being violated,” he said.

“It’s amazing to me how they’re willingly setting that aside to come up to this — Steny Hoyer actually said ‘we allowed him every opportunity to come prove his innocence,’.”

Collins said the comment was mindblowing in that it seemed that Congress must have “taken a vacation and le[ft] the United States.”

TRUMP HONORS LSU TIGERS AT WHITE HOUSE

“Did we all of a sudden suspend the Bill of Rights?” Collins asked. “Did we suspend any modicum of due process?”

Collins said Democrats like Hoyer are creating a dangerous precedent in that people can effectively accuse other people of offenses and force them to “prove your innocence.”

“I don’t care if you think this president ought to be impeached or not. This is irrelevant. This should bother everybody,” he said.

Collins added that in addition to apparently reversing the burden of proof standard, Democrats have denied Trump the ability to call witnesses or present evidence in his own defense. Instead, Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. strictly controlled the two House hearings.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

However, Collins appeared hopeful that the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will uphold the rule of law and offer Trump the same rights as any defendant.

“I think the American people are going to go back and see that the senators are going to look at it and the Senate is going to say, ‘Wait, this is what we’re getting? … This is what you have wasted so much time and now put us in a period of time in which we’ve got to do something?'” Collins said.

“I think the American people are going to see through this.”

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Former Iraqi refugee trying to unseat Ilhan Omar: She is doing ‘irreparable harm’ to the country

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is doing “irreparable” damage to the United States, according to Dalia Al-Aqidi, an Iraqi refugee who is running as a Republican to unseat Omar in November.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” Friday with hosts Pete Hegseth and Ainsley Earhardt, Al-Aqidi said her opponent was harming Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District with hateful rhetoric.

IRAQI REFUGEE LAUNCHES GOP CHALLENGE TO ILHAN OMAR: ‘SHE NEEDS TO BE STOPPED’

“As an American citizen, my duty is to defend my country and my duty is to stand up to her hatred and racism that she’s spreading within her community, within the country, and even worldwide,” Al-Aqidi said. “Ilhan Omar is harming every American with her hatred, her standing against what we believe in, [and] against our own Constitution.”

A former White House correspondent, Al-Aqidi told the “Fox & Friends” anchors that America “is her dream.”

“I came to the U.S. more than 25 years ago. So, basically, I’m not a refugee anymore. I’m not an Iraqi anymore. I’m an American. Period.”

“America, for me, is my country. America opened the doors for me,” she stated.

According to the New York Post, Al-Aqidi and her family fled Iraq to escape Saddam Hussein’s terrorist regime when she was in her 20s and they became U.S. citizens in the early 1990s. Omar fled war-torn Somalia with her family at the age of 9.

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Dalia Al-Aqidi is looking to challenge Rep. Ilhan Omar.

“I believe in building bridges,” Al-Aqidi stated. “We are not enemies. We are all American and we can fight together and we can discuss issues together.”

“She doesn’t care about her district. She’s done nothing for her district. All she’s done is to harm her district [and] harm her followers,” she said.

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Al-Aqidi joins several Republican challengers in the fight for the state, including businessman Lacy Johnson, special education professional Danielle Stella, minister and missionary Lucia Vogel, activist Alley Waterbury, and former auto sales manager Brent Whaley.

That said, Omar won her district by a landslide in 2018.

“So many now, they are looking for someone else,” Al-Aqidi noted. “And I’m here to say, ‘Do you know what? We are Americans, we’re not divided. We all love our country and let’s not take your hate [for President] Trump against America. We are all Americans and we can stand together, defend our country.'”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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Rep. Brian Mast: Politically motivated Dems tried to ‘steal’ moment of reflection for fallen soldiers

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Congressional Democrats in a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday tried to “steal” a moment of reflection about fallen U.S. military members because it didn’t align with their political agenda, retired Army Ranger and double amputee Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., said Friday.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” along with Virginia Republican congressional candidate Rob Jones and Wisconsin Republican congressional candidate Jason Church, Mast argued that the criticism of the operation that took out Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani further proved the need for veterans in Congress. All three men lost their legs in combat.

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The hearing Mast was alluding to had been called to discuss U.S. foreign policy with regard to Iran, following Soleimani’s death and the rogue nation’s retaliatory attack on American coalition forces in Iraq.

When it came his turn to speak, Mast told lawmakers: “If you walk out this hallway, you are going to come to several beautiful walls that have the names of our fallen service members from the war on terror. And, I would ask: can any of you provide me one name on that wall that doesn’t justify killing Soleimani?” he asked to resounding silence.

“I got two minutes and 30 seconds,” the Florida Republican continued. “I’ll be more than happy to sit here and wait. Somebody provide me with a name on that wall that does not justify his killing.”

As Mast sat and waited, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., attempted to move the hearing along, telling Mast, “you’ve made your point” and “you’re out of order.”

“Look, I just wanted them to have to answer an honest question, because they are trying to debate all of these semantics about whether we should have killed this terrorist that killed Americans…hundreds of Americans across the country that was because of Soleimani and force them to answer this question. Not give them a pass on it,” Mast explained.

“And, what did they do?” he asked. “They tried to steal a moment of reflection about our fallen service members — friends of mine, friends of Jason, friends of Rob — because it didn’t fit their political agenda.”

“They tried to silence us; we can’t let them do it,” he told Hegseth.

“I think veterans are kind of necessary representatives in Congress because we are experts at selflessness and we are experts at sacrificing of ourselves for the greater good,” Jones remarked. “And, those are two requirements – in my opinion – for somebody that’s going to be a representative.”

Church added that watching Mast take a stand showed “the power of an individual that’s inspired by something that he has seen and experienced in the harshest of circumstances.”

“And, we have all seen that,” he said. “And, we have seen the destruction that Qassem Soleimani has done. We have seen it firsthand.”

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“This man was a terrorist,” Church continued, “So, I applaud Brian for what you were talking about there and I applaud the president for his actions. Because, at the end of the day, this has saved countless lives and – in my opinion – is preventing another war.”

“The one thing I can tell you if you want to serve in Washington: do it the way that people did in combat — without personal gain and without regard for personal sacrifice,” Mast said. “Any other way, you don’t belong here.”

Fox News’ Nick Givas contributed to this report.

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GOP Rep. Gaetz denies creating sex ‘game’ while in state legislature, amid nasty feud with local pol

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said he did not create a game that rewarded legislators for sleeping with lobbyists, staffers and married lawmakers after he was accused of doing so by a Florida state representative as part of an ever-escalating and increasingly nasty Twitter fight.

Gaetz triggered the online feud by criticizing state Rep. Chris Latvala, also a Republican, for meeting with Al Sharpton earlier this week. Gaetz pointed out that Sharpton, who has a history of anti-Semitism accusations, has made disparaging comments about a variety of groups — he’s called Jews “diamond merchants,” Greeks “homos” and police officers “pigs,” Gaetz claimed on a Twitter post.

Latvala responded: “And you created a game where members of the FL House got ‘points’ for sleeping with aides, interns, lobbyists, and married legislators. Hope DC is treating you well, Comgressman [sic].”

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Latvala appeared to be referencing a report from Politico’s Marc Caputo, who formerly covered Florida politics for The Miami Herald.

“Hey ladies! Source: young male FL Reps have point-system contest for having sex: 1=lobbyist 2=staff 3=other legislator 6=married legislator,” he tweeted in 2013.

Gaetz’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The congressman denied that he created the game in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times earlier this week, saying, he had “no idea what Chris was talking about.”

On Twitter, Gaetz went on to attack Latvala’s father, a former Florida senator who was accused of sexual harassment. The allegations led to a $900,000 settlement between the chamber and Latvala’s accuser early last year, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

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“Just because I own you on twitter, don’t confuse me for your daddy when it comes to abusing power for sex,” Gaetz shot back. “Also, I missed the defense of Sharpton in your reply.”

The Gaetz and Latvala families have a history of bad blood, including a messy 2015 fight over redrawing Florida’s Senate districts. The Tampa Bay Times reported at the time that former state Sen. Don Gaetz and former state Sen. Jack Latvala, both Republicans and respectively the fathers of the congressman and state representative, aimed harsh words at each other as the body considered the issue. Specifically, Latvala was blaming Gaetz, a former president of the Florida Senate, for the fact the districts needed to be redrawn because he was at the helm the last time the state did so.

The senior Gaetz was also backing the elder Latvala’s chief opponent for the 2016 Senate presidency, the Times reported.

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In response to the congressman’s attack on his father, the younger Latvala then brought up Gaetz’s 2008 DUI arrest, for which the charges were later dropped: “Have you been drinking tonight? I hope you dont [sic] get behind the wheel. I know you have had a rough few days up there.”

Gaetz responded that he spent his, “day talking to my friend & supporter, the President. You spent yours with Al Sharpton.”

Latvala closed the conversation by defending his meeting with Sharpton, saying, “I’m not afraid to meet with folks with differing opinions than mine. Hence why I posted the picture on Twitter….”

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The accusation-filled Twitter spat comes just months after former Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., resigned following reports of a relationship with members of both her congressional staff and campaign staff, including an allegation she maintained a “throuple” relationship between herself, her husband and one staffer.

Gaetz defended Hill and panned members of Hill’s Democratic Party for not doing the same.

“I don’t know why in the world the left wouldn’t stand up for our colleague, our co-worker, when the only person complaining, the only aggrieved party was Katie Hill’s ex, who was releasing information to try to ruin her life,” he said in an interview on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”

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Rep. Matt Gaetz says Russia probe will ‘erode’ credibility of House impeachment managers

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. has said the seven House lawmakers who will serve as impeachment managers to prosecute the case against President Trump in the Senate have lost their credibility due to their roles in the “failed” Russia investigation.

“I think you have to trace this back to the failures of the Russia probe, the statements Democrats made about bribery and extortion and all these things that were ultimately unproven,” Gaetz told Fox News’ Dave Anthony on Thursday’s “Fox News Rundown.”  “I think that will erode the credibility of the House managers as they continue to kind of sing the same tale that we’ve heard over and over.”

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The managers selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., include House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who will be the lead manager and who directed much of the impeachment inquiry out of his committee, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., whose panel drafted the articles of impeachment.

Pelosi also tapped House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.; Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo.; Val Demings, D-Fla.; Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas; and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.

Speaking to the heart of the case against Trump, Gaetz commented on the president’s effort to convince Ukraine to launch investigations the son of former Vice President Joe Biden during his July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump denies wrongdoing, while Democrats allege he abused the power of his office by making the launch of the investigations a condition for Ukraine to receive military aid.

“The President’s call with President Zelensky was perfect,” Gaetz said. “He was making sure that U.S. involvement in Ukraine would not be subject to corruption.”

Gaetz also defended his decision to break ranks with most of his GOP colleagues last week and vote with most House Democrats on a War Powers Resolution curbing Trump‘s power to order military action against Iran — despite his praise for Trump’s Iran strategy.

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“This isn’t about President Trump. This is about the role of Congress, no matter who the President is, in stepping up to the plate and casting our lot one way or the other,” Gaetz explained. “The way I look at it, if my constituents have the courage to go and fight and die in these wars, then we ought to have the courage to vote for them or against them.”

Gaetz, one of Trump’s closest allies in the House, explained his support for the resolution was not meant to reflect negatively on the president.

“President Trump’s Iran strategy is working. It has been brilliant,” he said. “The crippling economic sanctions have really, I think, put the regime to a series of decision points. They have failed on those decision points.”

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Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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