All the news surfacing this week about the New York criminal probe into Donald Trump and the Trump Organization has rightly put the spotlight on those inevitable indictments. But it’s overshadowed this weekend’s news that the Feds are looking at indicting Matt Gaetz in July – a month which begins just one week from now. This fact apparently hasn’t been lost on Gaetz himself.
Matt Gaetz has been ramping up his rhetoric for awhile now, in an apparent attempt at either distracting from the criminal case against him, or rebelling against his own fear that he might be going down soon. But this week he’s going particularly berserk.
Gaetz is now declaring “war” against Twitter – a platform that hasn’t taken any punitive action against him – in the name of pushing his escalating conspiracy theories about how social networks are plotting against the Republican Party (or something like that).
This is the kind of hyperbolically misplaced vitriol that usually comes from political figures who know it’s all slipping away from them. Matt Gaetz seems to be lashing out at whoever he can, while he still can, in the hope that flailing around like this is somehow magically going to save him from indictment and prison. It’s not going to get him anywhere, of course. No grand jury has ever decided not to indict someone because they posted an angry tweet about how they’re somehow the real victim. Gaetz is lost in a haze of resentment and confusion – and it’ll likely only get worse for him.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report