Our congressman, Matt Gaetz, has stayed in the news – not in a good way, but he is trying to raise campaign funds on the controversy that he’s under federal investigation for allegedly sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl, according to The Daily Beast – “Matt Gaetz fundraises off teen sex-trafficking probe”
Gaetz tells his supporters that media is “publishing lies to drag me down” and dragging “my dating life into their political attacks.” To make a contribution, they are asked, “click here to fight back against the fake news.”
The New York Times broke the story that Gaetz sought a blanket preemptive pardon from the Trump administration in its waning days – “Gaetz, loyal for years to Trump, is said to have sought a blanket pardon.” The Hill reports the former President Trump, in a written statement, has denied Gaetz asked him for a pardon.
“Congressman Matt Gaetz has never asked me for a pardon,” Trump said in – Statement by Donald J Trump 45th President of the United States of America. “It must also be remembered that he has totally denied the accusations against him.”
Meanwhile Politico has reported Gaetz’s aides have shared embarrassing videos of their boss to other Republican operatives – “Gaetz’s aides reportedly sent embarrassing videos of him to other Republican operatives”
And there’s new billboard in Crestview: