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GOP Sen. Markwayne Mullin slams Matt Gaetz: 'Residing off your daddy's cash'



(The Hill) – Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), who challenged a Teamsters boss to a fight final month, on Thursday slammed Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) for “residing off [his] daddy’s cash” after Gaetz cited Mullin’s improve in wealth as a cause to ban members of Congress from buying and selling shares. 

“I hear @RepMattGaetz has criticism of hard-earned success — he ought to attempt constructing a enterprise that good points worth, it’s extra gratifying than residing off your daddy’s cash,” Mullin posted on X, the social media platform previously often called Twitter.  

Mullin was reacting to a graphic Gaetz reposted that confirmed Mullin’s internet value swelled from $12 million in 2018, when he was a Home member, to $63 million in 2022, regardless of incomes a $174,000 wage in Congress.

“We must always cross a ban on buying and selling shares!” Gaetz said in his post, citing Mullin’s rise in wealth.

Gaetz additionally defended his post after Mullin’s remark.  

“The one factor I criticized have been your inventory trades whereas a member of Congress. I wish to ban these trades. You cashed in and made hundreds of thousands,” Gaetz wrote.  

Mullin’s inventory trades have attracted some consideration on-line. 

Capitol Trades identified that Mullin purchased between $15,000 and $50,000 in Raytheon Applied sciences inventory by means of a joint account on Sept. 13, noting that firm’s shares have risen 6 % because the Oct. 7 assault on Israeli civilians exterior of the Gaza Strip.  

Gaetz’s household’s wealth has additionally obtained media consideration. Forbes estimated in 2021 that Gaetz and his mother and father had a internet value of about $30 million.  

Gaetz’s father, Don, reported his and his spouse’s internet value as $29.6 million in June of 2020. Don Gaetz served as president of the Florida Senate from 2012 to 2014.  

Final month, Mullin demonstrated his willingness to interact in a bodily combat with a union official at a Senate listening to, difficult Teamsters Normal President Sean O’Brien to a fist combat throughout a Senate listening to after O’Brien mentioned the Oklahoma senator is “a grasping CEO who pretends like he’s self made.” 

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