Rep. Matt Gaetz promptly corrected a CNN anchor and “senior political correspondent,” Abby Phillip, during a live broadcast on Friday evening. He fact-checked her inaccurate portrayal of a floor vote.
During their conversation regarding the House GOP majority’s failure to pass a defense appropriations bill, Phillip asserted that the Florida Republican had voted against the bill during a procedural motion called a “rule.” However, Gaetz had not taken that action.
“You did vote against the defense appropriations bill this week…that…the rule to advance…” she said as Gaetz interjected.
“No, I didn’t,” he insisted as she continued to make her false claim.
“Abby, this is going to be a very embarrassing moment when the internet corrects you on this,” Gaetz insisted. “I voted for the defense rule both times.”
“I stand corrected,” replied.
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— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 23, 2023