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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:42 PM

Rep. Matt Gaetz hires ex-White House aide ousted for white nationalist ties

Source: Politico

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) — one of President Donald Trump’s most avid supporters in Congress — has hired an ex-White House speechwriter who was forced out last year amid scrutiny over his ties to white nationalists.

The Florida Republican announced Friday that former Trump administration aide, Darren Beattie, will join his Capitol Hill office.

“Very proud to have the talented Dr. Darren Beattie helping our team as a Special Advisor for Speechwriting. Welcome on board!” Gaetz tweeted Friday.

Beattie was fired from the White House in August 2018 after reports that he had delivered remarks at a 2016 conference, dubbed an "active hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, alongside a well-known white nationalist, Richard Spencer.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/19/matt-gaetz-aide-white-nationalists-1283314

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Reply Rep. Matt Gaetz hires ex-White House aide ousted for white nationalist ties (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 19 OP
guillaumeb Apr 19 #1
ProudMNDemocrat Apr 19 #2
madaboutharry Apr 19 #3
packman Apr 19 #4
Judi Lynn Apr 19 #5
Grammy23 Apr 19 #7
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:45 PM

1. Recommended.

Beattie is a very fine person. Ask Trump himself.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:46 PM

2. Associating with Nazis makes you a Nazi too, Matt Gaetz

Guilt by association.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:46 PM

3. Rep. Gaetz:

He never met a nazi he didn't like.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:17 PM

4. My congressman -




So very proud of him that I post his booking pix for drunk driving every chance I get

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Response to packman (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:36 PM

5. Here's his nasty new aide:

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Response to packman (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:28 PM

7. Mine, too.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:28 PM

6. This joke of an administration gets more absurd by the day

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