Matt Gaetz is supposed to be the 1st District representative to Congress. When you represent others, as that action implies, you are supposed to advocate their interests and reflect their attitudes while using your own judgment to do that in the best way you can.
On Jan. 30, while other representatives chose to bring hurricane survivors, soldiers, Dreamers, and police officers to the State of the Union speech, Matt Gaetz chose to bring a man named Chuck Johnson. Mr. Johnson is what is colloquially known as an internet troll who promotes extreme right-wing white nationalist issues to such a degree that he has been banned from Twitter. Mr. Johnson is also a notorious Holocaust denier who has said that there is no way 6 million Jews were murdered by Hitler and that the gas chambers at Auschwitz are fake.
It is said that you can best tell about a person by whom they associate with. Matt Gaetz apparently associates with white supremacists and anti-Semites. He likes them well enough to invite one to the State of the Union address. This action leads me to assess his judgment as equally dubious.
Since I am not a white supremacist or an anti-Semite, I must therefore conclude that Matt Gaetz does not represent me. Which leads to the question: Just exactly who in this area Does Matt Gaetz represent?
David Hogg, Fort Walton Beach