He followed in the footsteps of the former president, accusing him of “canceling the culture” for his troubles, seeing himself as a warrior for the principles that Trump spied on and that he was “fighting for Was created “while addressing the” Save America Conference “. Woman of America First at Trump National Doral in Miami.
“I assure you, I haven’t started the fight yet,” Getz said. “I’m made for a fight, and I’m going nowhere. From the distortions of my personal life to the wild – and I mean the wild – conspiracy theories against me.”
Positioning himself as a champion for Trump’s “America First” agenda, he said he would not be intimidated by the “lying media” and then added that he was a victim of extortion – a claim he had made in the past. The investigation was made public the week before on Fox News. Standing in front of the Trump Club, he used several phrases that the former president adopted when both his personal and professional conduct were under scrutiny.
“I can be a canceled man in some corners. I can also be a wanted person until deep down,” Getz said. “But I listen to the millions of Americans who feel forgotten, canceled, ignored, marginalized and targeted. I believe the silent majority in this great country is increasing day by day.”
A distraction for the party out of power
Getz is just one member of the GOP – but his jaw-dropping speech was yet another example of how the Republican Party is still in Trump’s adventures, unable to move on from his strategy and passion as they win in 2022 Make strategy. .
Following Trump’s strict tenure in the White House and his role in inciting the January 6 rebellion in the Capitol, there are clear warning signs that the GOP message is failing to resonate or even break as the party shifts its agenda to midterm elections Leads in
The announcement by the House Ethics Committee that it was looking into possible misconduct by Getz added another layer of danger to her situation.
“The committee is aware of public accusations that Representative Matt Getz may have engaged in sexual misconduct and / or illegal drug use, shared inappropriate pictures or videos on the floor of the House, misused state identification records, campaigns Converted the fund to personal use, and / or accepted a bribe, inappropriate gratuity or impenetrable gift in violation of House Rules, laws or other standards of conduct, “Ethics President Ted Deitch, a Florida Democrat, and ranking Republican member Jackie Waldoki, an Indiana Republican, said in a joint. Statement Friday.
In response, Getz’s office told CNN that “the allegations are clearly false and have not been validated by a single person willing to put their name behind their name.”
But in classic Trumpian fashion, Getz was distracted by those accusations Friday evening, dedicating the majority of his speech to showcasing the potential of women on his staff as he said he advanced her to more leading roles.
On Saturday, Getz’s office issued a lengthy statement attacking the Georgia Democrats over the corporate backlash for the new law, recalling their names, and killing Biden to deal with the border crisis. It did not mention allegations against Congress.
It is still, again, a master class in deflection, likely to impress the former president, who still dominates a party in the White House trying to chart his course without him.
The story has been updated with a statement from Getz’s office.