From NY Post - July 13, 2018
President Trump gave a glowing endorsement Friday to a Florida congressman who’s attacked Democrats for going easy on FBI agent Peter Strzok.
“Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida is one of the finest and most talented people in Congress,” Trump said in a tweet Friday while on his trip to the UK. “Strong on Crime, the Border, Illegal Immigration, the 2nd Amendment, our great Military & Vets, Matt worked tirelessly on helping to get our Massive Tax Cuts. He has my Full Endorsement!”
Gaetz, a longtime Trump supporter, has led the charge of GOP lawmakers calling on special counsel Robert Mueller to resign in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
On Thursday, Gaetz criticized Democrats’ soft treatment of Strzok, who was grilled in a joint session by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees about anti-Trump texts he sent to a colleague while working on probes into Hillary Clinton’s emails and possible Russian election meddling and collusion with the Trump campaign.
“If you watched the hearing today, you saw that Democrats give a five-hour cat bath to Peter Strzok,” Gaetz told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday night. “You had one Democrat from the state of New Jersey say that he deserved hugs and kisses. A Democrat from Rhode Island said that we needed to give Peter Strzok our apology and one Democrat from Tennessee even said that he deserved the Purple Heart.”
He added, “It just shows the extent to which anything that could in any way be negative for Donald Trump is something the Democrats will embrace, even if that very same stuff is harmful to our country and the institutions that we all have to be able to rely on.”
The freshman congressman, who is a member of the Judiciary Committee, faces a contested Republican primary on Aug. 28.