“Our America is proudly ultra-MAGA, not some low-energy roadside RINO safari,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) angrily proclaimed in a recent speech. “Mike Pence will never be president,” Gaetz added. In response, former Pence aide Marc Short ripped the Congressman and suggested Gaetz was facing likely jail-time.
The possible jail-time Short referenced was in the context of a widely reported criminal investigation into the Florida Congressman for potential offenses including involvement in child sex trafficking. An associate of Gaetz, former Central Florida county official Joel Greenberg, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor, and the Congressman is under investigation for potentially victimizing the same individual. “Well, I don’t know if Mike Pence will run for president in 2024,” Short said. “But I don’t think Matt Gaetz will have an impact on that. In fact, I’d be surprised if he was still voting. It’s more likely he’ll be in prison for child sex trafficking by 2024. And I’m actually surprised that Florida law enforcement still allows him to speak to teenage conferences like that. So, I’m not too worried what Matt Gaetz thinks.”
Gaetz has repeatedly denied wrongdoing amid the ongoing criminal probe. Check out Short’s comments below:
Short: I don’t think Matt Gaetz will have an impact… in fact, I’d be surprised if he was still voting. It’s more likely he’ll be in prison for child sex trafficking… I’m surprised law enforcement lets him speak to teenage conferences like that pic.twitter.com/ALuay3VmoI
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 25, 2022
It was in that same speech where Gaetz made ludicrous, antagonistic comments about abortion, although obviously, that’s pretty in-character for the Florida GOP’er and his ilk. While basically yelling for who knows what godforsaken reason, Matt self-confidently ranted that “women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions.” “Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb,” the imbecilic Congressman added. The level of glaring ignorance in the Congressman’s remarks is, well, glaring. It wasn’t a policy proposal or some kind of constructive vision for the future — it was a degrading jab at those opposing him. Is that all politics is to these people? “Owning the libs”? It’s pathetic. What about the numerous individuals who may need abortion services because of a threat to their health? What about those who are victims of rape and seek abortion care? What about the young child who was a victim of sexual assault and recently went out of her home state of Ohio for an abortion amid increasing restrictions?
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