Things are not looking so hot for Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, and some of his former colleagues are making his situation all the more troubling by stepping away from the embattled lawmaker.
Gaetz is involved in one of the wildest and most salacious scandals that Washington DC has seen in years, and that includes the often-tumultuous Trump administration that produced any number of unique headlines per week. In Gaetz’s tale, there are accusations of the Congressman being involved with underage prostitutes – something that Gaetz denies, proclaiming that this tawdry tale is just a way for extortionists to exact their revenge on him for not being more helpful in the search for a missing military member.
Like we said: The story is a bit out there.
Gaetz, presumably looking for a helping hand, has reached out to former ally and former President Donald Trump, but the response he received was not ideal.
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Rep. Matt Gaetz, who’s facing a federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations, was recently denied a meeting with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate as the ex-President and his allies continue to distance themselves from the Florida congressman.
Two people familiar with the matter said Gaetz tried to schedule a visit with Trump after it was first revealed that he was being investigated, but the request was rejected by aides close to the former President, who have urged Trump not to stick his neck out to defend Gaetz. Harlan Hill, a spokesman for Gaetz, said the congressman did not request a meeting with Trump this week.
“Rep. Gaetz was welcomed to Trump Doral this week and has not sought to meet with President Trump himself,” Hill said in a statement to CNN, claiming that Gaetz has “been mostly relaxing with his fiancée this week during recess.”
Gaetz has yet to be charged with a crime in the case, but it does appear that such a move could be imminent, causing a number of his colleagues to call for his resignation.
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