For Immediate Release
September 14, 2022
Today, Karen M. Clay, President of the Democratic Disability Caucus of Florida, released the following statement regarding the FB Post of Congressman Matt Gaetz:
Matt Gaetz recently posted a picture of the 12 year old son of his opponent, Rebekah Jones.
Her son was sitting alone at a health expo event and Congressman Gaetz mocked him.
This is a child with Autism and it is absolutely unconscionable for Congressman Gaetz to attack his opponent in this fashion.
Rebekah Jones is a candidate that has been endorsed by the caucus and we agree with her TikTok comment, “No one attacks my kids AND, I’m not going to let ANYONE make fun of a child with Autism!”
The Democratic Disability Caucus DEMANDS an apology from Congressman Gaetz and the
IMMEDIATE removal of his Facebook Post and ANY OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS of Ms Jones' children.