Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz has been the talk of the town this week, and it’s not because he’s reportedly threatening to ditch his Congressional seat early for a jet setter life with the Conservative media, but rather because it’s finally been revealed that he’s the absolute scum we’ve always known he is.
Reports broke earlier this week alleging that Gaetz may have been involved with a 17-year-old girl, possibly paying her to travel with him and potentially breaking sex trafficking laws. Since those reports came out, things have only gone downhill for the GOP Rep. As we expected, Gaetz has done a whole lot of digging his own hole, like that disastrous and painfully awkward interview he had with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. But, what Matt didn’t screw up for himself is coming out thanks to others.
Earlier today, we reported that many of the Republican Representative’s colleagues had begun to spill the tea on their fellow GOPer amid his scandal, including his alleged “proclivity for younger women.” And now, breaking new reports from The Daily Beast and the New York Times contain revelations that will be almost impossible for him to bullshit his way out of.
According to the reports, multiple women were interviewed by the FBI as part of the probe into Matt Gaetz and told investigators that the Republican Representative paid them for sex.
The Beast report reads:
Gaetz, 38, would reportedly message women he and his associates met online the times and places to meet and tell them how much he was willing to pay beforehand. The meetups took place in 2019 and 2020, according to the Times. The women also said the congressman sometimes took ecstasy before sex and would ask them to recruit others to have sex with him and his friends. They would reportedly meet the women via Seeking Arrangement, a site for wealthy sugar daddies and those in search of them.
The Times confirmed that Gaetz wired the women money via Apple Pay and Cash App. The Daily Beast can confirm that Joel Greenberg does use Cash App.”
Of course, the US Department of Justice is also investigating whether one of the women involved with Gaetz was only 17-years-old, and whether or not the Rep. paid her or gave her gifts.
“The encounters involved a close political ally of Gaetz, former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg, who is in jail awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. The investigation of Greenberg gave rise to the probe into Gaetz’s affairs,” the Beast reports.
In a statement to the Times, Gaetz’s office said, “Matt Gaetz has never paid for sex. Matt Gaetz refutes all the disgusting allegations completely.”
I can only imagine that this whole ordeal is far… far from over.
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