There is a major scandal surrounding Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz that could result in the end of his political career and even possible prison time. The US Department of Justice is investigating whether Gaetz paid for sex with women and underaged girls and whether he engaged in sex trafficking. Dave Aronberg, the State Attorney for Palm Beach County, explained on “Morning Joe” yesterday that the most serious charge Gaetz could face is child sex trafficking, which carries with it a ten-year mandatory minimum sentence and a maximum sentence of life in prison. Gaetz was friends with a Florida tax collector named Joel Greenberg who has been brought up on charges regarding the same girl Gaetz allegedly had a relationship with. It’s possible that Greenberg could flip and provide incriminating evidence against the congressman in exchange for a lighter sentence.
Matt Gaetz has steadfastly denied the allegations, despite not getting much support from fellow Republican lawmakers or even former President Trump. He went on Tucker Carlson’s show last week and insisted that congressional travel records would exonerate him, but those leave out his personal trip logs. Gaetz has also taken the approach of labeling this an extortion attempt and the left’s latest attempt at cancel culture — both having no significant effect. The more that gets revealed about this story, the worse it gets for the Florida congressman. There’s a serious question now as to whether Gaetz will be forced out of the House of Representatives, and even more seriously, sentenced to prison time. It’s far too early to determine whether Gaetz is guilty or not, but it looks like he might be in serious trouble.
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