Matt Gaetz Claimed That He Talked To Fox News About A Job, Fox Spokesperson Said That’s Not True “And We Have No Interest In Hiring Him”

Foiled AGAIN!

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Rep. Matt Gaetz has defended himself over allegations of sex trafficking by saying he was the target of an extortion plot. Still, the Florida Republican’s claims aren’t exactly helping him very much. To make matters worse for Gaetz, there might be photos out there of him participating in a “sexual orgy with underage prostitutes.”

On the same day, and I’m sure this is just a coincidence, that news broke of Gaetz eyeing an early departure from Congress to jump-start a new career with conservative news outlets, the New York Times revealed that the Florida Republican, 38, is being investigated over a possible relationship he had with a 17-year-old girl and over whether he paid her to travel across state lines.

Gaetz reportedly explored the possibility of working for Newsmax and, One America News Network, as well as Fox News, The Daily Beast reports.

Gaetz confirmed to the outlet that he has been in contact with the aforementioned networks.

“There is not a single conservative television station I haven’t had a passing conversation with about life after Congress. I have neither received nor solicited offers from any of them,” he said. “But yes, I’ve talked to either executives, producers or hosts at Newsmax, OAN, Fox, Fox Business, Real America’s Voice and probably others I’m forgetting in this moment as I focus intently on refuting false accusations against me.”

Things aren’t looking good for the scandal-plagued congressman.

‘A Fox News Media spokesperson said in response: “No one with any level of authority has had conversations with Matt Gaetz for any of our platforms and we have no interest in hiring him,”‘ The Daily Beast reports.

“Two OAN insiders said Gaetz’s interest in their network was made especially apparent when he visited OAN’s San Diego headquarters on February 22, appearing in OAN’s studios for a live interview with Real America host Dan Ball,” the report continues. ‘OAN’s founder and CEO Robert Herring said Wednesday of reports that Gaetz had been inquiring about cable-news gigs: “Somebody did call me and say that Congressman Gaetz might be looking for a job, possibly at Newsmax.”’

It’s not a good sign when the MAGA congressman can’t even land a gig at OAN.

Herring said in regards to his network, “Right now, I’m not really hiring anybody for talk shows. I think he is a great congressman, and I told [that ‘somebody’] to tell him to stay there. That’s what I want Congressman Gaetz to do.”

“Herring said he did not recall when he received that call and declined to say who called him,” the report continues.

Multiple Newsmax insiders also echoed similar doubts that Gaetz has any future as a cable-news host, with one source pointedly declaring, “Highly doubt it, highly.”

Remarkably, one Newsmax insider said the New York Times piece “looks like a smear,” even though Gaetz’s interview by Fox News’s Tucker Carlson even raised the far right-wing host’s eyebrows.

You can read the full report here.

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