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Lauren Boebert Might Be The Latest Republican In Congress In Legal Hot Water Over Her Shady Use Of Venmo

There’s messy and then there’s Lauren Boebert. The freshman politician has proven she can hang with the big dogs when it comes to publicly humiliating herself. From throwing masks at House staffers to praising the Taliban on Twitter to her Kamala Harris cardboard cutout, she’s almost as good at self-owning as fellow GOP blowhard, Ted […]

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Matt Gaetz Mocked COVID Concerns By Saying He Has ‘The Florida Variant,’ As Cases In The State Surge

On Saturday, Florida experienced its largest single-day increase in COVID cases since the pandemic’s start. The Delta variant, far more transmissible than earlier strains, has breathed new life into a catastrophe that seemed to be on the wane, and sure enough, the Sunshine State — whose Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, has always downplayed its severity […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz’s Latest Stunt Completely Backfired

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) holds up a picture of Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-C) as she speaks during a news conference outside U.S. Supreme Court on July 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Before getting elected […]

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Gaetz, Gohmert, Greene Try to Storm DOJ, Flee When Their Clown Show Turns Into an Actual Circus

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Louis Gohmert Do Something Stupid G/O Media may get a commission Protesters also appeared. But the real MVP was the actual band with the sign that said “rapists and traitors, sit down + shut up.” Advertisement After Gaetz, Greene and Gohmert testified about their hate for elections, law enforcement and […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Proclaims ‘I Refuse To Back Down’ After Scurrying Away From A Heckler Armed With A Whistle

Earlier today, noted attention-shy GOP House members Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz headlined a press conference demanding justice for the domestic terrorists who stormed the U.S. Capital for Trump on January 6th. It did not go well. In what could have easily been confused for a scene straight out of HBO’s Veep, Greene and […]

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‘When You Motherf*#kers Get Vaccinated’: House Republicans Are Being Torched For A Tweet Complaining About Having To Wear Masks Again

Time really is a flat circle, which means that we’re back where we started in terms of this pandemic: with Republicans complaining on social media about mask-wearing mandates. This week, the Centers for Disease Control reversed its earlier indoor mask policy. While the organization has always recommended that at-risk and unvaccinated individuals continue to wear […]

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Marjorie Taylor Green And Matt Gaetz’s Pro-Insurrectionist Press Conference Was Completely Derailed By Hecklers Blowing Whistles And Yelling, ‘Are You A Pedophile?’

As part of an attempt to derail the impact of Tuesday’s January 6 commission hearing, Republicans Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene planned a counter-press conference outside the Department of Justice where they planned to protest the treatment of MAGA rioters who are currently incarcerated. However, Gaetz and Greene ended up being the ones derailed […]

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Rep. Eric Stalwell is Comparing Ted Cruz And Matt Gaetz To WWE Wrestlers Behind Closed Doors Because They’re So ‘Fake’

The mental image of Senator Ted Cruz in a tight, spandex onesie is nightmarish, to say the least, but according to a recent interview from Representative Eric Stalwell, it’s the uniform he’s more suited to wear. Let us explain. Stalwell, an outspoken opponent of Donald Trump and the Democrats’ choice for impeachment manager, recently gave […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Has Been Temporarily Suspended From Twitter After Posting COVID And Vaccine Misinformation

Two days after being punked by a prankster alongside fellow Republican representative Matt Gaetz, who’s being federally investigated for ties to a sex trafficking ring, Marjorie Taylor Greene was temporarily suspended from Twitter. Why? For posting misinformation about the pandemic, at a time when cases are surging in areas with low vaccination rates. As per […]

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Democrats Actually Introduced A Bill To Ensure Trump Can Never Become Speaker Of The House, As Matt Gaetz Wants

Despite everything that’s happened, the Republican party remains beholden to a septuagenarian who’s been kicked off most of social media and now lives in resorts with strangers. Trump has repeatedly strongly suggested he plans to run in 2024. But some have taken things…well, not one step further, exactly. More like one step back: Among the […]

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Matt Gaetz And Marjorie Taylor Greene Thought They Were Posing With A Supporter, But They Were Actually Getting Pranked

When Matt Gaetz isn’t singing in the world’s worst Huey Lewis and the News cover band, he’s getting pranked by guys in American flag shorts. Over the weekend, Gaetz (R-FL), who is currently under investigation for alleged sex trafficking, and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) were in California for their “America First” rally when they stopped […]

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Everyone Made ’80s Musician Jokes About A Photo Of Matt Gaetz, From Huey Lewis To Rick Astley

If Matt Gaetz has a vibe — apart from “bro who looks like he’s being investigated by the feds for possible ties to a sex trafficking ring” — it’s this: He looks like a straight up “’80s guy.” The slick hair. The vaguely sleazy smirk. The Dick Tracy villain suits. He’s a throwback to the […]

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Apparently No One Wants To Host Matt Gaetz And Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘America First’ Rally In California

Marjorie Taylor Green and Matt Gaetz are trying to keep their America First speaking tour afloat, but getting a venue in the state of California is proving to be a bit of an issue. Multiple reports on Saturday indicated that several venues abruptly canceled on the two Republican lawmakers, who are quite literally speaking to […]

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Matt Gaetz Is Using #FreeBritney to Make Everyone Forget He’s a Huge Creep

US Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks to fans and supporters of Britney Spears gathered outside the Los Angeles County Courthouse in Los Angeles, on July 14, 2021, during a scheduled hearing in the Britney Spears conservatorship case. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) Right: Britney Spears attends Sony Pictures’ “Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood” Los […]

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Anti-CRT Republican Senate Candidate Claims Military Has Been ‘Colorblind’ for Nearly 200 Years

Screenshot: The Post Millennial/ Twitter At this point, any reasonable person should be able to see that when it comes to the subjects of Critical Race Theory and other anti-racism teachings, Republicans really just be out here saying shit, and because conservative media outlets are always ready and willing to act as vessels for GOPropaganda, […]

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Republicans Are Very Upset With the Military for Talking About Racism

From left to right, Rep. Matt Gaetz (Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images), Gen. Mark Milley (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images), Fox host Laura Ingraham. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. After decades of glorifying military power, portraying themselves as the only […]

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General Defends Critical Race Theory in the Military Against Rep. Matt Gaetz. Nobody Defended Gaetz Against Twitter, Though

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) On Wednesday, elected officials and military officials met for a House Armed Services Committee hearing to discuss the 2022 Defense Department budget—at least that’s what it would have been if Rep. Matt Gaetz and other Republicans weren’t so hellbent on turning it into an anti-Critical Race Theory interrogation as if […]

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Matt Gaetz Insulted The General Who Called Out His Critical Race Theory Nonsense, And It Did Not Go Over Well

Time was the GOP would sing the praises of the U.S. military — or at least use them as a cudgel with which to beat Democrats. Those days, apparently, are over. Donald Trump made anyone fair game, and his minions have no trouble throwing soldiers — who the former president reportedly once called “losers and […]

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Watch a Top US General Shut Down Matt Gaetz’s Question About Critical Race Theory

General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies during a House Armed Services Committee hearing, at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. (Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. When Matt Gaetz tried to inject the […]

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Here’s the Tweet Matt Gaetz Tried to Delete About the FBI

Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, speaks to the press in the Rayburn House Office building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted Wednesday that Democrats should defund the FBI, […]

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Sigh, I Guess We Must Talk About Hunter Biden Using the N-Word

Hunter Biden walks to Marine One on the Ellipse outside the White House May 22, 2021, in Washington, DC. Photo: Brendan Smialowski (Getty Images) Unless you are a conservative, you probably haven’t even heard that the son of President Biden casually threw around the N-word like he’s Chet Hanks. Advertisement Apparently, someone got a hold […]

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Journalist Tricks Republicans Into Tweeting Photo of JFK’s Killer on Memorial Day, and Candace Owens Proves She’s the ‘I’ in Idiot

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) It must be fun to troll Republicans. I mean, they are ripe for it. They are at least a few crayons short of a 64 box of Crayolas. They are self-righteous and loud and shamelessly racist AF. Advertisement So leave it to journalist Ken Klippenstein, who has a history of […]

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Matt Gaetz And Other Republicans Got Tricked Into Honoring Lee Harvey Oswald On Memorial Day

Things aren’t so great for Matt Gaetz right now. Since March, it’s been public knowledge that he’s under federal investigation for his ties to an alleged sex trafficking ring. He also claimed he got scammed while buying a pricey boat. But on Memorial Day, he added another ignominious honor to his CV: He, and some […]

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Bill Gates and Matt Gaetz Reveal the Shallow, Dangerous Truth About the American War on Sex Trafficking

A few years after the Gates Foundation’s grant to IJM, a former Epstein staffer, Melanie Walker, went on to work as the foundation’s deputy director for global development. The Gates Foundation had been one of the few charitable organizations in a position to make a $5 million gift to any anti–sex trafficking group, something for […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Really Great at Her Job: Professional Troll

Two Washington Post reporters witnessed Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) exit the House chamber late Wednesday afternoon ahead of Greene (Ga.), who shouted “Hey Alexandria” twice in an effort to get her attention. When Ocasio-Cortez did not stop walking, Greene picked up her pace and began shouting at her and asking why she supports antifa, a loosely knit […]

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