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House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, after lurid accusations surface


This news story was published on April 9, 2021.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics is investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz after a series of lurid accusations surfaced in recent weeks.

The Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) released the following statement:

The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Matt Gaetz may have engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds to personal use, and/or accepted a bribe, improper gratuity, or impermissible gift, in violation of House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct. The Committee, pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a), has begun an investigation and will gather additional information regarding the allegations.

The Committee notes that the mere fact that it is investigating these allegations, and publicly disclosing its review, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee. No other public comment will be made on this matter except in accordance with Committee rules.

At least two members of Gaetz’s staff have resigned as the allegations continue to surface, and Gaetz has hreportedly hired a legal team. Gaetz made headlines as a Donald Trump die-hard supporter who mocked the Covid pandemic by wearing a gas mask into the House Chamber and other outlandish behavior, such as allegedly living with a young man he calls his “son”. One GOP Rep., Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, said Gaetz ‘needs to resign’ as the sex-trafficking investigation unravels.

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8 Responses to House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, after lurid accusations surface

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 11, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Realistically he should not be treated any worse than Hillary or Hunter oh wait he is not a Democrat

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 11, 2021 at 6:22 pm

      Yeah, they have been investigating Hillary for 30 years and nothing stuck. Anyone who has been in politics for the period of time she has will make mistakes and do dumb things. She has. But NOTHING has ever been proven – EVER. Unlike Trump, every allegation against her has fallen short of criminal doing. Find another lie to promote.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 12, 2021 at 2:16 am

        There’s never live witnesses to testify against her. They all die in car/plane crashes or by suicide. Huh,kind of convenient for her, isn’t it.(No question mark due to being a rhetorical question)

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 11, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Hey Trump haters… I am a staunch Conservative Republican, and if these charges against Gaetz turn out to be legit (I think they are) I hope they throw the book at him and kick his sorry ass out. I also hope that the Supreme Court finally takes an HONEST look at the evidence of ballot fraud in the 2020 ‘election’.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 11, 2021 at 6:42 am

    POS Trump puppet!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 12, 2021 at 2:19 am

      YO, liberal puppet, is your bumhole sore? The Democrats sure have their hand (clear to the shoulder) up there, maybe that’s why your smiling so much.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Waiting for the losers who think Gaetz is the next big RepublicQn to start whining about witch hunts.