The Reason These Republicans Took A Knee At Florida Rally Has Everything To Do With Gaetz’s Stance On Abortion

Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor

A photo posted by former Georgia Director of the 2016 Trump campaign Brandon Phillips made the rounds after a Niceville, Flordia, rally for Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz.

The photo featured Gaetz (far right) and his mother Vicky (center), along with Virginia Congressman Scott Taylor, Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump Jr. (l-r). All four men took a knee for the photo, in order to accommodate Vicky Gaetz, who has been in a wheelchair since she was pregnant with Rep. Gaetz’s younger sister Erin.

The Washington Post reported in February that Vicky Gaetz suffered complications so severe with her second pregnancy that she was advised to terminate. She refused, and 32 years ago, gave birth to Erin — but carrying the pregnancy to term cost her her mobility.

The fact that Erin is alive and healthy today is one of the reasons Rep. Gaetz says he does not waver in his own pro-life stance.

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