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Fabio Russo 44 December 10, 2019
Rep. Matt Gaetz questions witnesses at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday, December 9.
Rep. Matt Gaetz questions witnesses at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday, December 9. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, sought to discredit the House Democrats' counsel, Daniel Goldman, by displaying an old tweet he had sent to President Trump.

Gaetz started his line of questioning by asking Goldman if he was partisan. Goldman said he was not.

The Florida Republican then asked Goldman if he has made political donations. Goldman said he thinks it's important to support candidates for office, but he didn't say how much he has given.

Gaetz eventually moved to the question regarding Goldman's tweet. The congressman asked if Goldman had ever tweeted at the President.

Goldman responded, "I have made a number of tweets in my private capacity before I came to this job when I was working in the media, yes."

Gaetz displayed Goldman's 2018 tweet on a large white poster board, and asked if he regretted sending it. Goldman said he would let Gaetz decide if it was partisan or not.

Here's the tweet:

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