This Republican is paying a 17-year-old girl to accompany him on interstate trips for sex. Not only that, but Matt Gaetz admitted he has paid other women before.
Report: Rep. Matt Gaetz under investigation for sexual relationship with 17-year-old
Wed, March 31, 2021, 5:18 AM·3 min read
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is under investigation by the Department of Justice for a sexual relationship he allegedly had with a 17-year-old girl, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
The investigation was started in the final months of the Trump administration under then-Attorney General William Barr, the Times reported. The agency is looking into whether Gaetz, a close ally of the former president, violated federal sex trafficking laws by paying for the young woman to travel with him outside of Florida.
Gaetz has yet to be charged with a crime.
Earlier Tuesday, Axios reported that Gaetz, who is 38, had told associates he was considering not seeking reelection so that he could pursue a job opportunity with the staunchly conservative network Newsmax. As other outlets picked up on that story, Gaetz chided one for incorrectly identifying him as a congressman from South Florida.