Britney Spears’ conservatorship has created it all the way to Congress. We’ve got 5 issues to know about FL Rep. Matt Gaetz, who desires hearings on the conservator method.
Britney Spears has located a incredibly unlikely ally in correct wing, Donald Trump-supporting U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz. The 38-year-old Republican from Florida has asked that Residence Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) host a televised inquiry into the due method of conservatorships, and especially described the “Toxic” singer in his letter. Britney, 39, has been below a conservatorship by her father Jamie Spears because 2008, and 13 years later is nevertheless fighting in court to get him removed from overseeing her finances and profession.
“In current years, there has been expanding public concern about the use of conservatorships to correctly deprive folks of private freedoms at the behest of other folks via the manipulation of the courts. The most striking instance is maybe the case of multi-platinum performing artist Britney Spears,” he wrote in a Mar. 9 letter co-signed by his Congressional BFF, Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH). We’ve got 5 issues to know about Matt Gaetz:
Matt is portion of the #FreeBritney movement
In his letter, Matt brought up several points of contention that appeared in the documentary Framing Britney Spears, such as how her father came about getting manage — and maintaining it — more than Britney’s life by way of the conservatorship. “The information and circumstancing providing rise to this arrangement stay in dispute but involve questionable motives and legal techniques by her father and now-conservator, Jamie Spears,” he wrote. Matt later tweeted on Mar. 9 that “I consider @britneyspears would be a terrific witness in the Residence Judiciary Committee. She would probably have a lot to say on conservatorships. #FreeBritney”
Matt represents the citizens of the Florida Panhandle
His 1st congressional district incorporates the city of Pensacola, as effectively as two well-liked getaway destinations of Destin and Fort Walton Beach along the Gulf Coast. Matt was raised in the beachside town of Seaside, in involving Fort Walton Beach and Panama City Beach.
Matt is one particular of Congress’ most controversial members
The difficult correct Republican’s focus in search of antics incorporate wearing a gas mask on the floor of the Residence in March 2020. He mocked what he believed was an overreaction to the expanding COVID-19 pandemic through a hearing about funding the public wellness battle. He remained a staunch anti-masker through the deadly coronavirus outbreak, and ending up testing optimistic for the antibodies on Nov. three, 2020, regardless of not getting the reside virus.
Gaetz is one particular of Donald Trump‘s most ardent defenders. When Trump known as Haiti a “sh*thole country” in 2018, Matt backed him up by tweeting, “The situations in Haiti are deplorable, they are disgusting. I imply, everywhere you appear in Haiti, it is sheet metal and garbage.” Gaetz is so loyal that he even stated he’d resign his Residence seat to represent Trump in his second impeachment trial if asked to join his legal group.
Gaetz incorrectly claimed that it was Antifa members and not all Trump supporters who laid siege on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. six, 2021. He declared, “Some of the people today who breached the Capitol currently had been not Trump supporters. They had been masquerading as Trump supporters and in truth, had been members of the violent terrorist group Antifa,” to rounds of “boo’s” through a speech on the Residence floor early the following morning. Gaetz was flagged by Twitter for “glorifying violence” following an outrageous June 1, 2020 tweet amid the nationwide George Floyd police protests by writing, “Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do these in the Middle East?”
Matt grew up in the actual property utilized in the Jim Carrey film The Truman Show
The congressman and his younger sister Erin had been raised in the picturesque Seaside, FL residence that was exactly where Jim Carrey‘s Truman Burbank lived in the 1998 film about a man who’s complete life was televised as a reality show devoid of his information. A sign on the white picket fence in front of the structure lets vacationers know they’re in the correct spot, as it reads “The Truman Residence.” It sits a mere 500 feet from the spectacular beach in Seaside, and Matt’s parents Don and Victoria nevertheless reside there.
Matt is newly engaged
He popped the query to 26-year-old girlfriend Ginger Luckey on Dec. 30, 2020 at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach. His buddy, Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro was there for the moment, and tweeted a photo of the couple kissing correct immediately after Matt asked Ginger to marry him. “Congressman @mattgaetz asked and Ginger stated ‘yes,’” Jeanne wrote. Matt retweeted the post and shared, “Thank you for sharing the moment with us Judge!”