Matt Gaetz formally announced his plan to run for re-election in 2022 and, like just about everything else he does, he somehow managed to screw it up.
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The anti-LGBTQ congressman, who is currently under federal investigation, confirmed he will fight to keep his seat in the U.S. House on Saturday while speaking to about 150 supporters at the grand opening of his new campaign office in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
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He followed that up with an announcement on Twitter, writing: “It’s chose [sic] your fighter time. I’m you’re [sic] Florida Man!”
It’s chose your fighter time.
I’m you’re Florida Man!https://t.co/FSkJUvOPiL
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 20, 2022
Unfortunately for Gaetz, whatever excitement his announcement might have received was completely overshadowed by people pointing out the glaring spelling and grammatical errors in his tweet.
there their they’re saying…
— Cougs Devon (@CougsDevon) March 20, 2022
Nine words. NINE. And you still spelled two of them wrong.
Florida can do better.
— Jardani (@jardani_w) March 20, 2022
“My subliteracy will own the libs,” declares Matty Fivehead.
— Benjamin Dreyer 🇺🇦 (@BCDreyer) March 20, 2022
You spell “choose” wrong.
Two sentences, that’s all you needed, and you still fucked it up.
— John Collins (@Logically_JC) March 20, 2022
How did you pass a bar exam?
— TheValuesVoter (@TheValuesVoter) March 20, 2022
Matt, may I suggest a little reading? pic.twitter.com/xfg5ccQ5cf
— Part time Woodworker (@1simplifylife1) March 20, 2022
“Florida Man accused of sex trafficking minor. Uses Venmo for transactions.”
— The Pirate Queen (@ThePirateQueen2) March 20, 2022
You apparently chose to skip grammar class.
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) March 20, 2022
I am sure us Floridians want a fighter who knows how to spell, I know I do.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) March 21, 2022
— KiwiMeidasMark1969 (@KMark1969) March 20, 2022
*This message is intended only for Florida girls under the age of 18*
— Mark/Armenian Abs/Personal Jesus/Half Pint (@MarkEllison06) March 20, 2022
Your spelling errors indicate that you may have been higher than your Fivehead when you crafted this tweet, Matty. 🧐
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) March 20, 2022
In other Gaetz news, according to his latest campaign finance disclosure forms, he raised just $534,000 in the final quarter of 2021, which is a huge drop from the $1.8 million he raised in the first three months of the year.
ABC News reports:
Overall, Gaetz’s fundraising has been gradually slowing down, dropping to $1.4 million in the second quarter and then to $527,000 in the third quarter.
A dip in fundraising between election years isn’t uncommon, and some of Gaetz’s GOP colleagues, like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, saw a similar slowdown in fundraising from their earlier hauls. A joint fundraising operation between Gaetz and Greene also reported bringing in only $19,000 in the final quarter of 2021, compared to the nearly $360,000 it raised in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, as the sex trafficking investigation unfolded over the past year, disclosure records show that the Gaetz campaign’s legal bills rose significantly.
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.
It will be interesting to see if Gaetz gets indicted for child sex trafficking before the election.
I always wondered what happened to Butthead. Look at Gaetz and tell me he is not a ringer except now his braces are off. Not any smarter than when he ran with Beavis though.
I was just thinking that exact same thing. It’s uncanny how much he looks like Butthead.
Is it just me or is Gaetz getting a little uglier with each passing day?
No sweetie, it’s just you… The man was never really good-looking, to begin with. He’s got the kind of face that only his mother would love and with no other options, it seems she got stuck with him.
His face started catching up to his liver about 5 years ago, and he was pretty average looking even before that.
His muzzle freaks me out. He looks like The Grinch’s cousin with jaundice.
I won’t be surprised if he wins another term. It’s Florida.
. . . and everyone in Florida spells like he does. They are all wondering what the fuss is about.
The Accidental Polemicist
The level of discourse on this post is right on par for mean girls.
Get out of here, before someone drops a house on you.
Time to take your toys and go home. A commentary on the commentary, but ok with child rape?
and on wednesdays we wear pink.