Matt Gaetz

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Matt Gaetz is a Republican U.S. Representative, representing Florida's 1st congressional district since 2017. He is conservative and pro-Trump.

Among his other conservative positions, Gaetz gave a notable speech in May 2019 advocating for an America First foreign policy.[1] He has criticized Congress' prioritizing Russia/Ukraine issues over securing the U.S. southern border.[2]

Gaetz has been targeted by neocons for his opposition to war with Iran and his open contempt for George W. Bush[1]. Their influence may have resulted in him being excluded from Trump's impeachment defense team.[2]


  1. Wong, Kristina (May 23, 2019). Matt Gaetz Delivers Impassioned Foreign Policy Speech: ‘America First Means the American People First’. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
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  2. Poor, Jeff (November 17, 2019). Gaetz: My Constituents Question Congress Concerns over Russia-Ukraine Instead of U.S.-Mexico Border. Breitbart News. Retrieved November 17, 2019.