Gaetz Has Embarrassing Public Tirade As Federal Investigation Grows


Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who has been under federal investigation by the Justice Department over issues including potential child sex trafficking, insisted at a pro-Trump event on Friday that he is “not going anywhere” — although he did recently hire a criminal defense attorney. Gaetz has consistently tried to characterize the investigation into him as some kind of political hit job, but these claims just haven’t panned out. The Justice Department probe began during the Trump era, when Bill Barr led the department.

Suspiciously, Gaetz claimed that he has heard expressions of support from “thousands of Americans,” including some who have been “just out on the street.” So he expects observers to believe that people are so desperate to show their support for his cause to the point that they’re rallying for him while “just out on the street”? Later on, Gaetz said that he is “built for the battle,” so he clearly still has a formidable level of self-obsession.

Gaetz commented as follows:

‘We have your back — that is the sentiment I have heard from thousands of Americans at restaurants, walking through public parks, sometimes just out on the street — in emails, online donations, and I can’t tell you how much it means to me. This past week has been full of encouragement from President Trump, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Jim Jordan to the MAGA nation that shares so much love. So let me assure you: I have not yet begun to fight for the country I love and for the nation that I know benefits from America First principles. I’m built for the battle, and I’m not going anywhere.’

Check out his ridiculous comments below:

Gaetz also said that he “may even be a wanted man by the deep state,” which is just not a thing. The “deep state” doesn’t exist, so the non-existent cabal of secretly conspiring government staffers who supposedly constitute it aren’t exactly issuing “wanted” notices. Republicans like Gaetz just love to make up some imaginary persecution. Watch Gaetz below:

Clowns like Gaetz have got one of the biggest victim complexes around — but evidence doesn’t lie. In Gaetz’s case, Venmo records have emerged showing that he transferred $900 to suspected child sex trafficker Joel Greenberg, and Gaetz included a note with this money to “hit up” a particular 18-year-old. Greenberg sent money to that 18-year-old and two other young women the next morning that totaled $900. What did Gaetz want Greenberg to “hit up” the 18-year-old for, exactly?