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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) revealed he has quietly raised an adopted Cuban son for the past six years. Gaetz’s announcement comes one day after his fiery debate with Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) over markups on the Democrats’ proposed police reform legislation.

The congressmen got in a heated back-and-forth during the House Judiciary Committee meeting when Richmond said he felt “angry as hell” at his Republican colleagues for “introducing amendments that are a tangent and a distraction.”


The Daily Wire has more on Gaetz’s surprising revelation, further explaining his righteous indignation yesterday.

“For all those wondering, this is my son Nestor. We share no blood but he is my life. He came from Cuba (legally, of course) six years ago and lives with me in Florida,” said Gaetz. “I am so proud of him and raising him has been the best, most rewarding thing I’ve done in my life.”

“As you can imagine, I was triggered when (to make an absurd debate point) a fellow congressman diminished the contributions of Republicans because we don’t raise non-white kids,” he said. “Well, I have.”

In an interview with People Magazine, Gaetz revealed that he began raising Nestor shortly after he arrived from Cuba around age 12, with the exception of a period of time when Nestor lived with his biological father during his junior year of high school.

At the time Nestor came to the United States, Gaetz was dating Nestor’s older sister and the boy’s mother had just died of breast cancer. People Magazine notes that Gaetz declined to elaborate on Nestor’s relationship with his biological relatives.

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Peter Boonisar
Peter Boonisar
2 years ago

At least he is making a difference in a child of color’s life, not killing millions of unborn black lives through abortion. I guess not all black lives matter.

2 years ago

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2 years ago

It is terrible to hear the DEMs constantly preach from a platform of ignorance and know they have a chance in November. From Richmond’s insult to Pelosi’s pandering with Ashanti Kente cloth, to Durbin’s tokenism, the DEMs are buffoons, even without Biden’s daily/hourly gaffes.

2 years ago
Reply to  Gary

Well said, Gary. dems ARE buffoons; just look who their candidate is.