Matt Gaetz failed to speak at any Northwest Florida July 4th events and held no press conferences in Pensacola last week. However, he did find time to invite Brittany Spears to speak to Congress. He also attended a Trump rally in this past Saturday.
Peter Schorsch of Florida Politics reports this morning that his sources say Senate President Wilton Simpson turned down a chance to speak at Donald Trump’s rally this past weekend in Sarasota after he learned Panhandle CongressmanMatt Gaetz was also on the speaker’s list.
According to Schorsch, no one knew Gaetz would show up at the rally and demand time on stage. Simpson didn’t want a place anywhere on the same slate of speakers as Gaetz.
“You know the biggest reason,” wrote Schorsch. “The Fort Walton Beach Congressman, once one of Trump’s most reliable cable news cheerleaders, remains under federal investigation for alleged sex trafficking of a minor.”