Florida MAGA Rep. Matt Gaetz isn’t doing too well these days. For one, his close associate Joel Greenberg, a former Seminole County, Florida, tax commissioner, struck a deal with federal prosecutors to reduce his criminal case. He plans to help investigators in their sprawling investigation that includes a sex trafficking probe. Witnesses have said that Gaetz snorted cocaine and had sex with an escort who was paid with campaign money. Gaetz is so toxic that even Newsmax won’t hire him. Imagine being turned down by the pathetic outlet that attacked President Joe Biden’s dog.
According to Reuters, Gaetz contacted Newsmax early this year, around the time that news broke that the Florida Congressman was the subject of a federal investigation into the possible sex trafficking of a minor.
“Newsmax has had no plans to hire Rep. Gaetz,” said Brian Peterson, a spokesperson for Newsmax.
A source familiar with Newsmax’s policies told Reuters: “Earlier this year, (Gaetz) reached out and said he might leave Congress early and was interested in TV work.”
The three-term Florida congressman’s approach to Newsmax management was “just a conversation” and Newsmax “never told him we were interested” in hiring him, the source said.
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In late March, Fox News turned down Gaetz, too.
“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,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement at the time.
Robert Herring, the founder and CEO of OANN, told the Daily Beast in late March that he was “not really hiring anybody for talk shows,” as Gaetz reportedly desired. Instead, herring said that he advised Gaetz to remain in Congress.
As for remaining in Congress, Gaetz has few defenders there as the probe into possible sex trafficking intensifies. The scandal-plagued Congressman is up for reelection next year, and if he loses, his prospects don’t look too bright after being rejected by Fox News, OANN, and Newsmax. That’s kind of embarrassing.
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