Gaetz Will Speak At Trump Doral For Summit Hosted By Jan. 6 Rally Planners

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks with fans during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Jabi... ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks with fans during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) will appear at one of Donald Trump’s properties on Friday night to speak at an event hosted by the group that held the Jan. 6 pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C. that turned into the insurrection.

Women for America First announced that Gaetz would be speaking at their “Save America Summit” at the Trump National Doral in an email Tuesday. The event is scheduled to take place from Thursday through Sunday, and Gaetz will speak Friday night, according to the email.

It might not make immediate sense why the group would invite the congressman to their summit. After all, he’s acknowledged that he’s under federal investigation, reportedly for potentially having had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

But Gaetz himself has taken the investigation in stride, denying all wrongdoing and even fundraising off of the spotlight.

Other high-profile speakers slated for the multi-day event, according to Women for America First, include Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

A spokesperson for Women for America First didn’t respond to TPM’s request for comment about the details of Gaetz’s spot in the lineup, but the group’s chairwoman Amy Kremer told the Washington Examiner in a statement, “We are aware of the controversy surrounding Congressman Gaetz.”

“We know firsthand what it is like to be treated unfairly by the main stream media,” Kremer said. “We know that partisan political witch hunts are standard operating procedure for many in the media. We believe that you are innocent until proven guilty.”

The email announcement didn’t get into the congressman’s recent difficulties.

“Congressman Matt Gaetz has been a fearless leader in Washington,” the email read. “Few members of Congress have been more willing than Matt to stand up and fight on behalf of President Trump and his America First Agenda. We are honored to have Congressman Gaetz speak at the Save America Summit.”

The event will also feature former acting ICE director Thomas Homan, former acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan, and Jack Posobiec, the far-right activist now working for One America News Network.

This post has been updated. 

Latest News

Notable Replies

  1. Great, now the FBI will know where to find all the seditionists in one place… and the pervert to boot.

  2. How many undercover agents will be at that right wing ragefest?

  3. Be one of the first 20 ticket buyers, and you’ll get a free ankle bracelet!

  4. Avatar for mrf mrf says:

    The name of the event to be changed to Girls and Teenagers for America First.

  5. Are we sure this isn’t a sugardaddy/sugarbaby mixer event?

Continue the discussion at

91 more replies


Avatar for xpurg8d Avatar for mondfledermaus Avatar for mattinpa Avatar for trnc Avatar for jimtoday Avatar for randyabraham Avatar for inversion Avatar for sniffit Avatar for pastor_agnostic Avatar for thomasmatthew Avatar for tena Avatar for brewhousebob Avatar for pareedave Avatar for marknc Avatar for susanintheoc Avatar for grack Avatar for libthinker Avatar for skeptical Avatar for occamscoin Avatar for rascal_crone Avatar for staggerlee Avatar for LeeHarveyGriswold Avatar for iafixture Avatar for PhillyBlue

Continue Discussion
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: