Investigation into Congressman Gaetz moving forward

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNN) - The Florida Bar Association's investigation into Congressman Matt Gaetz is progressing.

Bar attorneys have advanced the case to a grievance committee. According to the "Tampa Bay Times," those attorneys would have ended their investigation if they decided there was no cause for discipline.

The probe is over whether tweets Gaetz posted about Michael Cohen in February violate Florida Bar rules.

He wrote: "Do your wife and father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she'll remain faithful when you're in prison. She's about to learn a lot."

Gaetz sent those tweets before Cohen's congressional testimony.

If the grievance committee finds probable cause for a rules violation, it could file a complaint with Florida's Supreme Court.

After much backlash, Gaetz deleted the tweets and apologized, saying they were not meant to threaten or intimidate.