America First Rep. Matt Gaetz Beats Opposition in Primary


    On Tuesday night, America First politician Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) successfully beat the challenge from Mark Lombardo in the primary, according to projections.

    The House editor of the Cook Political Report, Dave Wasserman, stated late Tuesday evening that Gaetz defeated his rival Lombardo in the primary for Florida’s first congressional district.

    As a response to Gaetz's anticipated victory, he tweeted, “Thank you Northwest Florida!”

    Gaetz was a big supporter of former President Donald Trump's America First vision. He especially supported his non-interventionist foreign policy.

    It was actually the support of the America First vision, with other House conservatives, that fueled him to clash with the then-House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY).

    Gaetz requested the removal of Cheney to the House GOP Conference chair post after she endorsed Rep. Thomas Massie's (R-KY) primary rival.

    Gaetz even made a trip to Wyoming to show his support for removing Cheney from Congress. At a rally held in January, Gaetz claimed Cheney has done only two things during her time in Congress: “frustrate the agenda of President Trump and sell out to the forever war machine.”

    Gaetz and other conservatives have been critical of Cheney for promoting amending the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would have made it more difficult for Trump to pull troops out of Afghanistan.

    “A nation that sends its best to go fight in the worst places in the world should not send its worst to be representatives in the United States Congress,” the congressman told reporters in Wyoming.

    The Florida conservative has campaigned for changes to legal immigration. He explained this to Breitbart News Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Boyle in an interview:

    It’s the legal immigration where you now have a system where we tell these young people go get your STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] degree, go learn how to code [software], and then they do that — they accrue massive amounts of college debt — and then we bring in somebody from India who is able to do the job for $50,000 or $60,000 bucks a year on some work visa.

    Big tech scoops all those up and it deprives a lot of Americans of jobs.

    So we have to think about immigration, not just at the broken border. I think that’s almost like a very Boomer approach to the broader immigration challenge we have that informs on both legal and illegal immigration.

    He claimed that ignoring the cost of legal immigration was a “boomer approach.”


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