Gaetz Claims He ‘Personally Apologized’ To Cohen: ‘Let’s Leave The Cohen Family Alone’

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks to members of the media outside the hearing Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, testifies at before the House Committ... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks to members of the media outside the hearing Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, testifies at before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform at Rayburn House Office Building February 27, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Last year Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, unlawful excessive campaign contributions and lying to Congress as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 28, 2019 7:33 a.m.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) fumbled his way toward taking the high road on Wednesday evening by calling on his follows to “leave the Cohen family alone,” despite tweeting about Michael Cohen, his wife and Cohen’s alleged “girlfriends” just hours earlier.

In the Wednesday evening tweet, Gaetz claimed he has “personally apologized” to Cohen for his previous tweet, which he deleted after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared to threaten to get the House Ethics Committee involved in his comments.

On Wednesday, the Florida Bar opened an investigation into whether his tweet could be considered witness tampering.

Gaetz initial tweet said: “Hey @MichaelCohen212,” read Gaetz’s now-deleted tweet. “Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…”

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