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April 8, 2021

For $1, Matt Gaetz's office cannot name a woman.

Embattled Rep. Gaetz (R-Fla.), who is currently the subject of sex trafficking allegations, enlisted the help of his "women" staffers on Thursday to defend his character. But in a statement maintaining his innocence, the only signatories are the "Women of the Office of U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz," with no further details on who these "women" are beyond allegedly being female.

In the letter, the purported women say they felt "morally obligated" to defend Gaetz's character and actions.

"At no time has any one of us experienced or witnessed anything less than the utmost professionalism and respect," the nameless women said. "No hint of impropriety. No ounce of untruthfulness."

The signatories go on to say they reject the allegations against Gaetz "as false." Gaetz himself has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.

The letter's content also came under criticism for its frail defense of Gaetz, although much of Twitter was, understandably, fixated on the elusive female authors.

Where are the binders full of women when you need them? Marianne Dodson

December 19, 2019

People all across the country have a "spring in their step" after House Democrats impeached President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says.

Pelosi spoke in a news conference on Thursday morning after the House of Representatives on Wednesday officially passed two articles of impeachment charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

"We've been hearing from people all over the country since last night and this morning," she said. "Seems like people have a spring in their step because the president was held accountable for his reckless behavior ... I myself want to say I have a spring in my step because of the moral courage of our caucus."

While the actual articles of impeachment were being voted on, Pelosi warned Democrats against cheering for their passage, at one point being seen glaring at those who did. She described impeachment on Wednesday as "tragic" while celebrating the "moral courage of the House Democrats."

Trump went after Pelosi in a tweet on Thursday morning, echoing comments from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by accusing her of being "afraid" to present her "phony impeachment HOAX" to the Senate. Brendan Morrow

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