Matt Gaetz is in serious trouble and I actually hope the federal authorities have the goods on this seriously bad political actor.
Gaetz is a Florida Republican member of Congress who is being investigated over an allegation that he has had a sexual relationship with an underage girl. He has been tied to alleged sex trafficking activities.
Why is he bad actor? He is a dedicated Trump suck-up, a guy who is more committed to the former president, the guy named Donald Trump, than to the rule of law, or to regular order, or to genuine GOP policy.
Gaetz ventured to Wyoming, for crying out loud, to protest Rep. Liz Cheney’s vote to impeach Donald Trump. Oh, there’s also this: Liz Cheney is a real Republican member of Congress, someone who stood up for the rule of law and the Constitution after Trump incited the Jan. 6 insurrection against the federal government.
Gaetz tried to cover Donald Trump’s ample backside.
So now this guy who seems to have damn few friends in Congress because of his fealty to Donald Trump is now being examined into charges that he has been taking tumbles with a girl.
I know he is entitled to the presumption of innocence. That is a legal presumption. I am under no obligation to provide such a presumption as an American who detests everything this guy symbolizes.
In the realm of a “couldn’t happen to a nicer guy” category of reports, this one really blows my mind.
U.S. Rep Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican and staunch culture warrior along with being a strident supporter of Donald John Trump, is now being investigated for engaging in a sexual relationship with an underage girl. What’s more, Gaetz is being looked at in a case of sex trafficking.
This is according to the New York Times. Other media have picked up the story.
Gaetz denies the accusation. That’s to be expected.
What is astonishing in the extreme is that this case involves a loudmouth TEA Party/Freedom Caucus conservative who holds himself up as a champion of old-fashioned cultural standards.
This guy is a standard, run-of-the-mill chump. Pure and simple. Now he might be a criminal … allegedly.
The fool behind that gas mask is Florida GOP U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who reported for work on Capitol Hill this week sporting the mask. He was making some sort of ridiculous statement about the coronavirus crisis that is beginning to cause some signs of panic around the country.
Instead of being a sober, serious and studied lawmaker, Gaetz — who is known for his histrionic and occasionally hysterical defense of Donald Trump — chose to make a spectacle of himself.
By donning this mask and making a complete a** of himself in public, he has demeaned the actual illness that Americans are enduring and has mocked the deaths of the dozen or so Americans who have succumbed to this illness.
I have spent a bit of blog time and effort criticizing Democratic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s instant fame in the House of Representatives. I have suggested she hasn’t earned all the attention she craves … and receives!
In fairness, I now shall blast a GOP blowhard who for the life of me I don’t understand how he gets all this publicity.
Step up, Matt Gaetz, a GOP congressman from Florida. He’s been in the House all of one term already; he is serving his second term.
But this is the clown who led that Republican assault on Capitol Hill this week that disrupted House committee hearings on the impeachment inquiry under way against Donald J. Trump.
Gaetz is a fanatic Trump supporter. He has attacked the “process” rather than defending Trump on the issues that are likely to result in his impeachment. Those issues deal with whether he violated his oath by seeking foreign government help for political purposes. Gaetz won’t say that Trump “would never do such a thing.” Oh, no. He’s attacking the alleged “secrecy” surrounding the closed-door hearings in the House.
The hearings will be made public. Probably soon at that. They are being held under rules established in 2015 by a Republican-run House, and signed by then-Speaker John Boehner; yep, he’s a Republican, too.
Now we have Gaetz showboating, prancing, preening and bellowing in public about so-called “sham” hearings.
This guy hasn’t earned his time in the spotlight any more than AOC has earned her time.
Settle down, young man. Rep. Gaetz, how about letting the process run its course as prescribed by the rules?
I cannot get past the amazing, astonishing irony of Donald Trump’s political friends as they ratchet up their assault on Michael Cohen, the president’s former friend and personal lawyer and so-called “fixer.”
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican blowhard, has joined the president in calling Cohen a liar, mounting a defense of Trump on the basis of Cohen’s admitted lying to Congress, the Internal Revenue Service, the FBI and heaven knows who else.
Gaetz also has threatened to expose affairs that Cohen allegedly had with women. Can you say “witness intimidation”?
Cohen is going to testify over the next three days about what he did for Trump, the lies he told on the president’s behalf and about Trump’s personal conduct as a business mogul and as president.
The irony is this: Donald Trump has lied repeatedly since he took office more than two years. At last count, watchdog groups have come up with something close to 9,000 false statements/lies/prevarications.
And now the Liar in Chief’s allies — such as Rep. Gaetz — are hanging the liar label on Michael Cohen?