Republicans keep their distance from Matt Gaetz – CNN

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bills”,”duration”:”02:38″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/04/06/transgender-children-sports-republican-anti-trans-bills-serfaty-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/04/06/transgender-children-sports-republican-anti-trans-bills-serfaty-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210406175317-georgia-lawmaker-transgender-questions-gop-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/04/06/transgender-children-sports-republican-anti-trans-bills-serfaty-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/sunlen-serfaty-profile” target=”_blank”>Sunlen Serfaty u003c/a>reports on the trend across the country with 26 Republican-lead states proposing anti-transgender sports bills.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/sunlen-serfaty-profile” target=”_blank”>Sunlen Serfaty u003c/a>reports on the trend across the country with 26 Republican-lead states proposing anti-transgender sports bills.”},{“title”:”‘Smarten up’: Biden admonishes states’ restrictive voting laws”,”duration”:”01:12″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/04/06/joe-biden-georgia-voting-laws-smarten-up-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/04/06/joe-biden-georgia-voting-laws-smarten-up-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210406172321-joe-biden-april-6-2021-04-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/04/06/joe-biden-georgia-voting-laws-smarten-up-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”President Joe Biden says that it is reassuring to see corporations speak up about restrictive voting laws and admonished states that are pushing new measures that make voting more difficult.”,”descriptionText”:”President Joe Biden says that it is reassuring to see corporations speak up about restrictive voting laws and admonished states that are pushing new measures that make voting more difficult.”},{“title”:”‘It’s stupid’: McConnell’s warning for corporate America”,”duration”:”01:27″,”sourceName”:”wave”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.wave3.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/04/06/mitch-mcconnell-corporate-america-stay-out-of-politics-sot-vpx.wave/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/04/06/mitch-mcconnell-corporate-america-stay-out-of-politics-sot-vpx.wave”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210406133007-mitch-mcconnell-april-6-2021-louisville-kentucky-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/04/06/mitch-mcconnell-corporate-america-stay-out-of-politics-sot-vpx.wave/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says that corporations should stay out of politics and stop inserting themselves into debates over divisive issues.”,”descriptionText”:”Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says that corporations should stay out of politics and stop inserting themselves into debates over divisive issues.”},{“title”:”John Avlon breaks down fraud claims among Trump donors”,”duration”:”02:48″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/04/06/trump-supporters-donations-reality-check-avlon-newday-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/04/06/trump-supporters-donations-reality-check-avlon-newday-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210406094503-reality-check-thumb-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/04/06/trump-supporters-donations-reality-check-avlon-newday-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’su003ca href=”/profiles/john-avlon-profie” target=”_blank”> John Avlonu003c/a> explains how the 2020 Trump campaign made online donations “repeat by default,” causing many of his supporters to donate money they did not initially consent to. u003cbr 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Matt Gaetz has accused of trying to extort money from his family, responds to Gaetz’s allegations.”,”descriptionText”:”Bob Kent, the man Rep. Matt Gaetz has accused of trying to extort money from his family, responds to Gaetz’s allegations.”},{“title”:”Tapper asks official why he supports Georgia’s voting bill”,”duration”:”06:18″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/04/05/brad-raffensperger-georgia-voting-law-support-confidence-sot-tapper-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/04/05/brad-raffensperger-georgia-voting-law-support-confidence-sot-tapper-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210405170903-brad-raffensperger-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/04/05/brad-raffensperger-georgia-voting-law-support-confidence-sot-tapper-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s Jake Tapper presses Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger why he supports the controversial state voting bill after he said there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election and was attacked by former President Trump for taking a stand.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Jake Tapper presses Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger why he supports the controversial state voting bill after he said there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election and was attacked by former President Trump for taking a stand.”},{“title”:”Trump donor’s brother: It was some sort of a scam”,”duration”:”03:29″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/04/05/new-york-times-trump-campaign-duped-donors-sot-newday-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/04/05/new-york-times-trump-campaign-duped-donors-sot-newday-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210405181520-brother-serfaty-pkg-screengrab-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/04/05/new-york-times-trump-campaign-duped-donors-sot-newday-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”The New York Times is reporting that former President Donald Trump’s campaign tried to make up a fundraising gap during the 2020 election cycle by signing up one-time online donors for repeat donations without their knowledge.”,”descriptionText”:”The New York Times is reporting that former President Donald Trump’s campaign tried to make up a fundraising gap during the 2020 election cycle by signing up one-time online donors for repeat donations without their knowledge.”},{“title”:”‘That’s a confession’: Tapper on Trump’s statement on his handling of pandemic”,”duration”:”05:55″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/04/04/tapper-ender-vaccine-trump-handling-of-covid-19-pandemic-sotu-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/04/04/tapper-ender-vaccine-trump-handling-of-covid-19-pandemic-sotu-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210404102152-tapper-ender-sotu-0404-vpx-large-169.jpeg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/04/04/tapper-ender-vaccine-trump-handling-of-covid-19-pandemic-sotu-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/jake-tapper-profile” target=”_blank”>Jake Tapperu003c/a> shares his experience receiving the Covid-19 vaccine and looks back at how former President Donald Trump’s actions affected the nation’s pandemic response.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/jake-tapper-profile” target=”_blank”>Jake Tapperu003c/a> shares his experience receiving the Covid-19 vaccine and looks back at how former President Donald Trump’s actions affected the nation’s pandemic response.”},{“title”:”Mississippi Gov. Reeves: I don’t support vaccine passports”,”duration”:”01:26″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/04/04/mississippi-gov-tate-reeves-vaccine-passports-sotu-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/04/04/mississippi-gov-tate-reeves-vaccine-passports-sotu-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210404101124-mississippi-gov-tate-reeves-vaccine-passports-sotu-sot-vpx-00000214-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/04/04/mississippi-gov-tate-reeves-vaccine-passports-sotu-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves pushed back on the idea of vaccine passports, asserting he does not think they seem like a good thing to do in America. “,”descriptionText”:”Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves pushed back on the idea of vaccine passports, asserting he does not think they seem like a good thing to do in America. “},{“title”:”Why Rep. 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Brian Kemp about Georgia’s new sweeping election law.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Daniel Dale fact-checks some of the claims made by President Biden and Georgia Gov. 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