The Republican primary race between Amanda Makki and Anna Paulina Luna is heating up and it’s all because of one Rep. Matt Gaetz (R), who has endorsed Luna and is now openly taking shots at Makki.
Gaetz has been promoting Luna but now has turned his focus on Makki, calling her a “lobbyist-turned-candidate with swampy ties to those who attack President Trump,” adding that Makki “cannot be trusted.”
Gaetz then questioned Makki’s “conservative” endorsements calling them “mostly beltway PACS.”
We decided to look at Gaetz’s claim about Makki’s endorsement were “mostly” DC-area PACs and found that roughly six PACs had backed Makki, two of which are the Conservative American Conservative Union (ACU) and FreedomWorks.
Makki’s congressional endorsements include Senator Joni Ernst (R), Reps. John Rutherford (R), Kevin McCarthy (R), Steve Scalise (R), Michael Waltz (R), and Neal Dunn (R).
Amanda Makki is a lobbyist-turned-candidate with swampy ties to those who attack President Trump. She cannot be trusted.
The “conservative” endorsements Makki touts are mostly beltway PACs.@realannapaulina is the Pro-Trump Patriot we need in Congress.
The true #MAGA warrior!
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) July 26, 2020