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ICYMI - WMUR NHDP to unveil ‘disinvite Gaetz’ petition, but Nashua GOP ‘not backing down’

In Case You Missed It yesterday, WMUR reported that the New Hampshire Democratic Party launched a petition calling on Governor Chris Sununu to disinvite disgraced Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz from headlining an NH GOP Fundraiser this upcoming August. Gaetz is currently under FBI investigation for sex trafficking involving a minor.

In March, Fox News confirmed that Gaetz will headline the Republican's annual "Steak Out" fundraiser in Nashua on August 27th. Neither Sununu, the NH GOP nor the Nashua Republican Committee has publicly disinvited Gaetz from the event or condemned the recent sex trafficking investigation.

Key Points:

  • “The state Democratic Party on Thursday will roll out an online petition calling on Gov. Chris Sununu and the NHGOP to disinvite U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida from a scheduled in-person appearance later this year.”

  • “The NHDP petition says: ‘After everything that continues to come out about Gaetz, it is simply unfathomable and disgusting that Chris Sununu and the NHGOP have not already publicly denounced Gaetz and uninvited him from their fundraiser.’”

  • “Gaetz is facing a federal investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct involving a 17-year-old girl. The New York Times reported this week that Gaetz asked former aides to President Donald Trump for a pre-emptive pardon, but was rejected.”

WMUR - NH Primary Source: NHDP to unveil ‘disinvite Gaetz’ petition, but Nashua GOP ‘not backing down’

By John DiStaso

April 7, 2021

BUCKLEY TO SUNUNU: DISINVITE GAETZ. The state Democratic Party on Thursday will roll out an online petition calling on Gov. Chris Sununu and the NHGOP to disinvite U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida from a scheduled in-person appearance later this year.

Gaetz is lined up to be the featured speaker at the Nashua Republican Committee’s major annual fundraiser – its “Steakout” -- on Aug. 27 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Nashua.

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The NHDP petition says: “After everything that continues to come out about Gaetz, it is simply unfathomable and disgusting that Chris Sununu and the NHGOP have not already publicly denounced Gaetz and uninvited him from their fundraiser.”

Gaetz is facing a federal investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct involving a 17-year-old girl. The New York Times reported this week that Gaetz asked former aides to President Donald Trump for a pre-emptive pardon, but was rejected.

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Lothrop said no Republican – including the governor – has asked her to rescind the invitation, and, she said, even if someone, including the governor, did ask, she would not.

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