Florida Bar Opens Investigation Following Miami-Dade Democratic Party Complaint Against Rep. Matt Gaetz
Florida Bar officials state "A file has been opened."
Miami, FL: Responding to an official complaint against U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz from the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, the Florida Bar stated that it is "aware of the issue you reported and is taking appropriate measures. A file has been opened."
The response stems from a complaint filed by Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis accusing Rep. Gaetz, a (future former) Florida lawyer, of improper, unethical and unprofessional behavior. The complaint specifically references when Gaetz broke into a secure, compartmented information facility during the House of Representatives' impeachment hearings.
"I am pleased to see that the Florida Bar is taking this matter seriously and that a file has been opened into Gaetz's unprofessional, unethical and improper behavior. Gaetz’s actions are a danger to national security and an embarrassment to Floridians and we hope this investigation will have a swift and just conclusion."
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