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Washington Post: Trump angry with ally Matt Gaetz for urging Republicans to vote for Iran war powers resolution – CNN, CNN


Washington (CNN)Rep. Matt Gaetz pushed his fellow Republicans to buck President Donald Trump andvote in supportof theIran war powers resolution, aimed at curbing the President’s power to take military action, according toThe Washington Post.

The Post reported that Gaetz’s office had sent an email to all Republican offices Thursday, urging them to vote in favor of the resolution – which the President and his team were lobbying his party to vote against. That attempt to convince other Republicans, along with his own vote, made Gaetz the subject of Trump’s ire, the Post and CNN reported.)

“We WILL be voting in favor of H. Con. Res. 728, and hope you will do the same! ” Gaetz’s legislative director wrote in an email obtained by the Post.

Gaetz has been a strong Trump supporter and a fierce defender of the President, including in the impeachment inquiry.

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