Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Well. Well. Well.

Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida and a close ally of former President Donald J. Trump, is being investigated by the Justice Department over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him, according to three people briefed on the matter.

Investigators are examining whether Mr. Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, the people said. A variety of federal statutes make it illegal to induce someone under 18 to travel over state lines to engage in sex in exchange for money or something of value. The Justice Department regularly prosecutes such cases, and offenders often receive severe sentences.

The story has been confirmed by other sources. He says it's witch-hunt and that the Democrats are after him, but it seems that the DoJ was investigating somebody else and they began looking at Gaetz during the TFG Administration:

The investigation was opened in the final months of the Trump administration under Attorney General William P. Barr, the two people said. Given Mr. Gaetz’s national profile, senior Justice Department officials in Washington — including some appointed by Mr. Trump — were notified of the investigation, the people said.

The three people said that the examination of Mr. Gaetz, 38, is part of a broader investigation into a political ally of his, a local official in Florida named Joel Greenberg, who was indicted last summer on an array of charges, including sex trafficking of a child and financially supporting people in exchange for sex, at least one of whom was an underage girl.

Gaetz is everywhere, violating one of the basic rules of surviving a criminal investigation:

#PizzaGaetz is trending on Twitter. Everyone is remembering this fun fact:

One is the loneliest number — and in this case, that loneliest number is Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach.

On Dec. 19 [2017], Gaetz cast the lone "no" vote on a widely bipartisan human trafficking bill that passed unanimously through the U.S. Senate in September before sailing through the House by a count of 418 to 1.

The legislation — the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act — is an attempt to give the federal government more resources to combat the sex trade in the U.S., such as a human trafficking prevention coordinator at the U.S. Department of Transportation and a committee in the department to help develop best practices to fight human trafficking.

All that makes this tweet by Gaetz look creepy:
Funny, isn't in, how all of those far-right wing, QAnonite, conspiracy-buff Republicans are found out to be doing the same thing that they accuse others of doing.
Pass the popcorn, please.

9 comments:

Frank Wilhoit said...

Everybody needs to send Rep. Gaetz cleverly-captioned pictures of kittens, possibly interspersed with the occasional rooster.

This has been another Tip O' The Day from the Department of Shoes On Other Feet.

Ten Bears said...

It is hard to be an Old Outlaw these day's ... and keep a straight face.

Case in point: when the first stimuli happened, the Trump Stimuli, my ex, the tweeker, got a bunch of unemployment money, but kept working. [had to stop and straighten my face] Didn't report it, didn't turn it back ... and now they want it back, with interest. And then she broke her leg and cruel corporate crap that her employer was ... lost her job 😎

Been whistling a John Lennon song, I have ...

Tod Germanica said...

Since the GQP is now 100% projection of crimes they accuse the 'democrat' party of performing, the DOJ will probably find not just the pedophilia they accuse democrats of but maybe even the cannibalism.

w3ski said...

Wait a moment. Wasn't it Gaetz that just announced his Cuban pool boy "son"? I guess Gaetz swings both ways.
A Repub that goes for underage girls, who could have imagined?
Isn't that part of their platform now? Pedophilia required.
Disgusting but no longer surprising. And hey, Q, you really dropped the ball on this one. Don't they investigate their own first?
It would be lovely if this finally gets rid of him for the good of the country.
Makes me wonder what Boebert and Green have in their closets.
w3ski

Dark Avenger said...

TB, I’m reminded of Willie Burroughs’ aphorism on the subject:

“Hustlers of the world, there is one mark you cannot beat: the mark inside.”

Eck! said...

For many every day is opposite day. What GQP say of others is an
indication of where they are or have been. It is well to pay
attention to their words, even if we know its lies. So it goes
with Q and others that persist in speculation, myth, fantasy,
and lies.



Eck!

dinthebeast said...

Remember when Barr issued the directive that any election or congress related investigation had to be signed off on by the AG or his deputy?
He had to know all about this.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Comrade Misfit said...

Doug, I have no doubt about that whatsoever.

Comrade Misfit said...

Gaetz appears to be the Ted Cruz of the House: The congressman everyone hates. D, R, everyone despises Gaetz.