Recently, an NBC News report suggested that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was considering running for Governor of Florida in 2026, which gathered quite a lot of attention. Now, in a statement to The Gateway Pundit, Gaetz has denied the speculation, calling the story “overblown clickbait” and emphasizing his current focus on legislative matters in D.C.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 18, 2023
The report cited conversations in Tallahassee and observations from a reception held for incoming Speaker of the Florida House Danny Perez.
According to anonymous sources attending the event, Gaetz was seen “kind of holding court” and implied several times that he would be running for governor.
In response to this speculation however, Gaetz clarified that his primary political focus at the moment is on the upcoming 2024 presidential election and supporting Donald Trump – with whom he has been vocal supporter and who has been critical of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for not pushing spending cuts as part of a deal to avoid a government shutdown.
The 8 percent cut is for 30 days.
The border policy will be ignored by Biden.
This CR funds the election interference of Jack Smith.
This is a terrible bill, lumping the funding of disparate agencies of government into one BAD VOTE.
This isn’t what we fought for in January.…
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) September 18, 2023
Gaetz also made it clear that will not support the Continuing Resolution (CR) proposed by fellow Florida Republican, Rep. Byron Donalds.
His opposition stems from concerns over taxpayer funding for Ukraine and lack of fiscal responsibility in the federal budget – which will be extended through October 31st if approved by Congress in order to avoid a government shutdown.
During his speech on the House Floor, Gaetz outlined his objections stating: “I’m not voting for a continuing resolution. I’m not voting to continue the failure and the waste and the corruption and the election interference and in some cases, the efforts that could lead this country into World War III. I oppose the CR authored by my friend and colleague from Florida, Byron Donalds. The Donalds CR continues the Ukraine policy negotiated by Speaker Pelosi and Mitch McConnell in the omnibus that conservatives were against.”
His comments were echoed by Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
Your CR funds Section C and Section K of Public Law 117-328.
Here’s what the law says.
It funds Ukraine in multiple sections, including 2 funds with no specified dollar amount that leaves the spending up to Biden.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene???????? (@RepMTG) September 18, 2023
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