GOP congressman begs Cohen to forgive him right after Florida Bar discusses possible disbarment
Florida U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz is apologizing again, this time directly with Michael Cohen himself, after it was revealed by the Daily Beast that the Florida Bar is investigating the Republican for his threatening remarks.
In case you're just now hearing about this, Gaetz tweeted this ahead of Cohen's earlier testimony before the House Oversight Committee:
“Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…”
Legal analysts pointed out that the thuggish missive could be in violation of 18 U.S. Code 1512, relating to “tampering with a witness, victim or an informant.”
That's when the Florida Bar got involved. And, that, we believe, is what prompted Gaetz to get in touch with Cohen personally because losing his law license would mean Gaetz would be joining Cohen in the unemployed category should he ever be voted out of Congress, too.
I’ve personally apologized to @MichaelCohen212 4 referencing his private family in the public square. Regardless of disagreements, family members should be off-limits from attacks from representatives, senators & presidents, including myself. Let’s leave the Cohen family alone.— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) February 28, 2019
Whether the apology was genuine or not, or he was just forced to do it, it doesn't matter: he said it. And, for that, the world is moving forward slowly but surely.