Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. is apologizing for comments suggesting President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has carried on extramarital affairs.
Gaetz made his remarks on Twitter. Cohen is set to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
Gaetz wrote late Tuesday night: “While it is important 2 create context around the testimony of liars like Michael Cohen, it was NOT my intent to threaten, as some believe I did. I’m deleting the tweet & I should have chosen words that better showed my intent. I’m sorry.”
Earlier he had tweeted: "Hey @MichaelCohen212 - Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she'll remain faithful when you're in prison. She's about to learn a lot…”
His apology came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back at him.
"I encourage all members to be mindful that comments made on social media or in the press can adversely affect the ability of House committees to obtain the truthful and complete information necessary to fulfill their duties," she said in a statement.
"As a result, such statements can be construed as not reflecting credibility on the House, and the Committee on Ethics should vigilantly monitor these types of statements, which may not be protected by the speech or debate clause.”
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