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Matt Gaetz Comment About Black Senators Criticized

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach)
The Florida Channel
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach)

In-fighting in the Florida legislature is getting increasingly personal. But some observers are saying Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, may have crossed a line.In a tweet, Gaetz targeted Sens. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa and Dwight Bullard, D-Miami. Moments before Gaetz's comment, the Senate democratic caucus had filed a lawsuit against the House, saying  that chamber's early departure was unconstitutional. There were some misspellings in the hastily-crafted documents.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas. She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn.
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