Stand up for the facts!

Misinformation isn't going away just because it's a new year. Support trusted, factual information with a tax deductible contribution to PolitiFact.

More Info

I would like to contribute

Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke April 15, 2021

No, Majorie Taylor Greene didn’t erase Matt Gaetz from her Twitter feeds

If Your Time is short

  • Majorie Taylor Greene did not delete old tweets about Matt Gaetz, and she continues to show her support for him on Twitter.

While U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is drawing little support from his party amid a federal sex trafficking investigation, one Republican colleague, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, has stood by him.  

But a social media post with an image of the two lawmakers that’s being shared online suggests Greene’s support is wavering. 

"Marjorie Taylor Greene just scrubbed her Twitter feed of ALL things Gaetz," the post says. "No more GaetzLove in Greeneville. It’s a shame THIS pic was salvaged. If I didn’t know any better I’d say she was trying to distance herself from someone she knows is guilty." 

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

A quick search of Greene’s verified Twitter accounts shows this isn’t true. 

Featured Fact-check

As recently as April 13, Green tweeted that she has "proudly defended @mattgaetz from the beginning because I know that he’s done nothing wrong." 

The photo of Greene and Gaetz that appears in the Facebook post is also still there; she shared it on Feb. 7, 2020

And on April 5, the day this post was published on Facebook, Greene tweeted: "Show me 1 woman who has spoken out against @mattgaetz! … This is nothing but a deep state attack and media smear fest to take him down." 

We rate this post False.

Our Sources

Browse the Truth-O-Meter

More by Ciara O'Rourke

No, Majorie Taylor Greene didn’t erase Matt Gaetz from her Twitter feeds

Support independent fact-checking.
Become a member!

In a world of wild talk and fake news, help us stand up for the facts.

Sign me up