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Pro-Trump Congressman Sided With Democrats to Reign in Trump's War Powers and MAGA Trolls Are Going After Him Hard

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Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is perhaps President Donald Trump's most devout ally in the House of Representatives.

On Trump's behalf, Gaetz has badgered and intimidated witnesses, he's stormed secure briefings, and railed against Democratic leadership.

But people were surprised with Gaetz's actions on Thursday as the House voted on a War Powers resolution limiting Trump's ability to escalate tensions with Iran even further than he has in the past week.

Hours before the vote, Trump tweeted:

"Hope that all House Republicans will vote against Crazy Nancy Pelosi's War Powers Resolution."

For the first significant time, however, Gaetz didn't follow instructions.

The Trump doctrine, however, demands absolute loyalty. Any dissent or deviation from Trump's best interests could indicate a deep state Republican in Name Only (RINO), or worse, a secret Democrat.

Trump's fans were not pleased that Gaetz didn't vote the way Trump told him to.

After the backlash, Gaetz tweeted again, assuring his followers that Trump wasn't mad at him.

His former supporters on Twitter didn't absolve him.

Blind devotion to a corrupt leader? What could go wrong?