Rep Matt Gaetz made the huge mistake of tweeting out a threat to Michael Cohen just days before he was set to testify before the Senate. People immediately began calling Gaetz out for intimidating a witness after he threatened to tell Cohen’s wife about an alleged affair.
Gaetz said to Cohen:
Even Nancy Pelosi chimed in on Twitter and reminded Gaetz that he cannot tamper with a witness and why. This is what she had to say:
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. https://t.co/NDnxkaiFCA pic.twitter.com/DIIgSHgeb5
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 26, 2019
Gaetz immediately tucked his tail between his legs and tweeted:
“It was NOT my intent to threaten, as some believe I did. it is important 2 create context around the testimony of liars like Michael Cohen.”
Now, according to Vanity Fair, Gaetz has sent Michael Cohen a private text message to apologize for his behavior on Twitter, a move that Trump must be stewing over.
Vanity Fair reported:
“Now, after Cohen’s day on the Hill, Gaetz was backpedaling even further. “Mr. Cohen, this is Congressman Matt Gaetz,” he wrote in a text to Cohen. “I am writing to personally tell you I’m sorry for the tweet that I sent which many believe was threatening to you. It was never ever ever my intent to threaten you in any way.””
The text continued:
“While you don’t know me. that is not who I am and how I operate. I do not wish any harm to you or your family. I was upset at what was transpiring and chose my words poorly. I will work to be better, as I know you said today you will as well. Have a good evening. – Matt.”