Matt Gaetz tweeted that the FBI should be defunded, then deleted it. He’s still being probed by the bureau.

Controversial Florida congressman Matt Gaetz tweeted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) should be defunded, then deleted his tweet a minute later.

“If Democrats want to defund the police, they should start with the FBI,” wrote Gaetz on Wednesday.

The tweet was caught by nonprofit Propublica’s Politwoops, a platform that tracks deleted tweets from politicians.

A Gaetz spokesman told Vice that Gaetz “felt it appropriate to remove a jocular tweet taken from a speech some time ago.”

Calls to defund the police gained traction on social media following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Gaetz has been a vocal critic of the progressive movement, tweeting on June 11 last year that defunding the police made America a “Woketopia.”

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