Is Trump Super-Fan Matt Gaetz the Future of the Grand Old Party?
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland—On Saturday afternoon, Rep. Matt Gaetz was supposed to be on stage whipping up and energizing an adoring crowd of supporters and activists at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference. Instead, he was big-footed by the president of the United States.
While some members of Congress would have been angry to be bumped by Donald Trump’s protracted stream-of-consciousness that upended the final day of this year’s CPAC scheduling, the Florida Republican was unbothered.
Instead, Gaetz told The Daily Beast, he was a “willing volunteer” in foregoing his stage time, as he and his chief of staff were waiting for their car to get them back to Washington, D.C.