Florida Bar won't dismiss complaint over Rep. Gaetz tweet
May 9, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Bar disciplinary investigation will continue into a
about President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
The potentially intimidating tweet came in February on the eve of Cohen's testimony criticizing Trump before a House committee. Cohen is now imprisoned after pleading guilty to several crimes.
Gaetz tweeted, "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..."
Bar officials said in a statement Wednesday the matter is being examined by a grievance committee. Gaetz said in an email he's confident in the investigation's outcome.
Gaetz represents the Panhandle and is an attorney and Florida Bar member.