Meghan McCain: Matt Gaetz Should Resign - ‘Probably Going to Jail’

Brunilde Fioravanti
Aprile 6, 2021

On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that a man Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) implicated in a supposed extortion scheme against his family to make a federal sex trafficking investigation go away admitted to a certain part of his story in a new interview - but denied that it was in any way an extortion scheme.

In a column appearing in the Washington Examiner, a conservative news outlet, the embattled Florida Republican predicted that "some of my feckless colleagues in Congress" will call for him to step down. The staunchly pro-Trump lawmaker used very specific phrases to deny having sex with a 17-year-old and paying for sex.

"First, I have never, ever paid for sex", he wrote.

Gaetz, who has not been charged with any crimes, denied the accusations Monday. "And second, I, as an adult man, have not slept with a 17-year-old". The Times cited three anonymous sources "briefed on the matter", which alleges that the 38-year-old had a relationship with the girl and paid for her travel at one point.

"I'm saying the allegations that named me were baseless, and likewise that kind of reflects on the allegations against Congressman Gaetz", Nelson said. Although I'm sure some partisan crooks in [Attorney General] Merrick Garland's Justice Department want to pervert the truth and the law to go after me, I will not be intimidated or extorted. Instead, the outspoken and increasingly politically outcast Florida Republican repeats the suggestion that he is the target of a political persecution that was initiated by the Biden administration. The alleged extortion attempt came on March 16, about eight months after the Department of Justice reportedly began its investigation. Gaetz helped lead an unsuccessful battle in January to depose Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, from her job as No 3 House GOP leader.

Gaetz's congressional office also held a news conference Monday where his former military director, Nathan Nelson, expressed his doubts that the Justice Department's investigation into Gaetz has any merit.

Nelson said Federal Bureau of Investigation agents came to his home on Wednesday to question why he had resigned as military affairs director for Gaetz.

Kent said that he was aware of the time that Gaetz might have "legal issues", and suggested that assisting in the mission would create "good will" toward the congressman.

"I'm here this morning to state that nothing could be further from the truth", Nelson said. Without detailing them, he said he believes the charges against Gaetz are false.

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