In a recent segment on Fox News, former Representative Trey Gowdy took aim at Congressman Matt Gaetz, criticizing his role in what Gowdy sees as sowing discord within the Republican Party. Gowdy stated, “House leadership is already united. They need to go talk to the Matt Gaetzes of the world and others who are sowing the seeds of discord. It’s not Mike Johnson and Richard Hudson.”

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Gaetz, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, quickly fired back on X. He reminded Gowdy and the public of Gowdy’s past actions in Congress, saying, “Trey Gowdy complained on television today that President Trump needs to get me in line to unify the Republican Party. When @TGowdySC was in Congress, he defended the FBI & Director Wray as they were targeting President Trump. He was their useful mark.”

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This exchange highlights a significant divide within the Republican Party. On one side, moderate “conservatives” like Gowdy advocate for a more traditional approach to party unity and leadership. On the other, figures like Gaetz, who champion the America First agenda, emphasize unwavering support for Trump and a willingness to challenge the status quo.

Gaetz’s response underscores a broader sentiment among grassroots conservatives who believe the party’s moderate wing lacks the resolve to fight for conservative principles. Gaetz’s alignment with Trump and his America First policies resonates with a significant portion of the Republican base, who view him as a fighter willing to take on both Democrats and establishment Republicans.

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