Alleged misconduct & resolution
In February 2019, Gaetz posted a threatening tweet aimed at Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney the night before Cohen was scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee regarding crimes for which Cohen had been found guilty and in which, according to federal prosecutors, the President participated. Gaetz was referred to the Florida Bar for investigation and possible discipline. In May 2019, the Florida Bar announced that they would proceed to the next step of review and not dismiss the complaint against him.
|Feb. 27, 2019||Florida Bar Association opened an investigation against Gaetz for attempted witness intimidation.|
|May. 8, 2019||Florida Bar Association moved the investigation to the Grievance Committee to decide whether or not there is probable cause that Gaetz broke Florida Supreme Court rules for lawyers.|
Read our 2018 Report Card for Gaetz.
Gaetz is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Gaetz has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Matt Gaetz sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Armed Services
- House Committee on the Judiciary
Gaetz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Gaetz’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 306: PENCIL Resolution
- H.Res. 288: Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green Real Deal.
- H.Res. 97: Justice for All Resolution
- H.R. 601: Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2019
- H.R. 5634: Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018
- H.R. 5120: Presidential Appointment of FISA Court Judges Act
- H.Res. 717: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the so-called “FISA memo”, ...
From Jan 2017 to Jun 2019, Gaetz missed 113 of 1,577 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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