“A veteran air force pilot is laying the groundwork to challenge the scandal-hit congressman Matt Gaetz in the Republican primary for Florida’s first congressional district,” The Guardian reports.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), “in practically no time, has rocketed from fresh face in the Republican conference to one of President Trump’s most high-profile, die-hard defenders in Congress,” BuzzFeed News reports.
Weekly Standard: “And the president has taken notice. Trump frequently calls Gaetz to talk after seeing him on TV, the lawmaker tells me. ‘One time he said, ‘Good morning, Matt. It’s your favorite president,’ ’ Gaetz recalls of a recent phone call from Trump. He refuses to say just how many times Trump has called him after seeing him on the cable shows, but he admits it’s often.”