VIDEO: GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz explains why he FLIPPED to vote with Dems, gets blasted by angry Twitter users

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., explained his decision to break ranks with most of his GOP colleagues on Thursday and vote with most House Democrats on a non-binding resolution curbing President Trump’s power to order military action against Iran.

“I spoke to the president today,” Gaetz revealed on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”  “The president told me he is more antiwar than I am, and I love the president for that. The thing is, I think a few of the advisers of the president are trying to slow-walk the administration into war. When the president relies on his instincts and we have the Trump doctrine, we kill the terrorist and we come home.”

The article goes on to state the following:

BREAKING: House votes on measure seeking to limit Trump’s military actions against Iran

The War Powers Resolution proposed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed by a final vote of 224-194 Eight Democrats voted against the measure and three Republicans voted in favor of it. The other two Republicans who joined Gaetz were Tom Massie of Kentucky and Francis Rooney of Florida.

“Just to be totally clear,” Tucker Carlson asked Gaetz, “you are one of three Republicans who voted, in effect, against the president’s stated position but you just talked to the president and he said that he is on your side?”

Watch Gaetz try to explain his vote in the video below, then scroll down for the fallout from Twitter users.

Gaetz spoke from the House floor in support of the resolution, and tweeted a video of his remarks.

“I represent more troops than any other member of this body. I buried one of them earlier today at Arlington. If our service members have the courage to fight and die in these wars, Congress ought to have the courage to vote for or against them. I’m voting for this resolution,” Gaetz wrote in his tweet.

Gaetz is being BLASTED on Twitter for his vote, which many see as a betrayal to the president, and to the troops.

One Twitter user wrote, “You stabbed the President in the back. You stabbed us all in the back. We thought you were one of the few good ones. This was a Democrat stunt. It’s sole purpose is to hurt Trump. that’s it. I can’t believe you did this man. Beyond disappointed. I expected this from Paul, not you.”

“I’m a little disappointed in you. You know as well as I do if President Trump had told the democrats what he was going to do they would have sabotaged it,” another person said.

“So you’d leave them to die while you and your buddies in congress argue whether to strike back. My son was a Marine and if his unit was attacked I’d want the President to be able to issue a swift response. Not wait on ‘politics’. This is a sellout to the Troops,” wrote another.

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