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Matt Gaetz Constituent Dies From Coronavirus Days After The GOP Lawmaker Mocked The Virus

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) took to the House floor earlier this week wearing a gas mask to poke fun at the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Today, just days after Gaetz’s stunt, the disease caused by the virus claimed a victim in his district.

Gaetz released a statement regarding the death.

“I’m extremely saddened to learn of the first fatality in our district from coronavirus, a Northwest Floridian residing in Santa Rosa County,” he said. “Our prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”

According to CBS News, this marks the seventh death from the virus in Florida.

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