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Matt Gaetz scandal: What you need to know

Matt Gaetz
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This week Florida’s Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz came under fire when news relating to his involvement with an underage girl hit the news outlet. Since then there have been a lot of fo revelations regarding this. Here is everything you need to know about the situation:

  1. In the final months of Trump's presidency, an investigation was opened by the Department of Justice into Matt Gaetz, regarding his involvement with an underage girl.

  2. According to people briefed on the matter, the allegations involve Gaetz being involved in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. He paid for this girl to travel with him.

  3. The involvement dates back to two years ago and investigators are finding out if Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking rules.

  4. Matt Gaetz said, “I have a suspicion that someone is trying to recategorize my generosity to ex-girlfriends as something more untoward.”

  5. Matt Gaetz has denied these allegations and has refused to resign from his post.

  6. He appeared on Fox News’s host Tucker Carlson’s show, where he said that there are people who want to harm his image.

  7. Matt Gaetz is a staunch supporter of Donald Trump. Many people on Capitol Hill, both Republicans, and Democrats, do not like Matt Gaetz. He was first elected in Congress in 2016.

  8. On Thursday, April 1st, news broke out that Matt Gartz showed various lawmakers nude pictures and videos of the girls he had sexual encounters with.

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