Matt Gaetz: ‘My personal life is and always has been conducted on… my own dime’

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Matt Gaetz is not resigning. It’s been a full week of drama around Gaetz, as we learned that he’s the target of a far-reaching FBI/DOJ investigation into human trafficking, statutory rape and solicitation. Gaetz wrote a self-pitying and bonkers op-ed for the Washington Examiner declaring that he has no intention of resigning right now. He makes a few absurd (and somewhat funny) claims in this piece – one of my favorites is that the “Cheney political dynasty” is out to get him. LOL. Here are a few parts:

Just as they once falsely attacked President Donald Trump as a Russian asset, Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a gang rapist, and even John McCain as having fathered a child out of wedlock, they now attack me.

Folks won’t be surprised that bizarre claims are being made about me shortly after I decided to take on the most powerful institutions in the Beltway: the establishment; the FBI; the Biden Justice Department; the Cheney political dynasty; even the Justice Department under Trump.

Yes, just like the mafia, the D.C. swamp protects its “made men.” Since I’m taking my turn under the gun, let me address the allegations against me directly. First, I have never, ever paid for sex. And second, I, as an adult man, have not slept with a 17-year-old.

…It comes as no surprise that my political opponents want to sensationalize and criminalize my prior sex life just as I am getting engaged to the best person I’ve ever known. It is regrettable that the battle of ideas should thus become so personal. But then again, when your ideas suck, you need to stoop this low.

My personal life is and always has been conducted on my own time and my own dime. Consensual adult relationships are not illegal. Although I’m sure some partisan crooks in Merrick Garland’s Justice Department want to pervert the truth and the law to go after me, I will not be intimidated or extorted. The battle for America’s future demands gladiators, and I am going to keep getting back up and fighting, every single day.

…You’ll see more “drip, drip, drip” of leaks into the media from the corrupt Justice Department and others. When you do, ask yourself why. They aren’t coming for me — they are coming for you. I’m just in the way.

[From The Washington Examiner

Some thoughts: 1) Donald Trump was (and is) a Russian asset. 2) Gaetz doesn’t specifically deny sleeping with 15-year-olds, 16-year-olds or 18-year-olds as an adult man. 3) “Cheney political dynasty” = a former vice president who shot a man in the face and his daughter who had one brief moment of political courage in a career full of bullsh-t, 4) “My personal life is and always has been conducted on my own time and my own dime” - so he does pay for sex, 5) “Merrick Garland’s Justice Department” - yeah, this investigation began under William Barr’s Justice Department, 6) “You’ll see more “drip, drip, drip” of leaks into the media,” ah so there are more terrible stories coming, good to know.

There are also more stories and reporting coming out about Gaetz’s grotesque need to show other men naked photos and videos of the women and girls he was paying for sex. While serving in the Florida legislature, Gaetz was against revenge-pr0n laws, meaning he was PRO-revenge pr0n. Gaetz told colleagues that if he takes photos of his sexual partners, those photos are his property, and he can do whatever he wants with them, which would include showing them to colleagues on the floor of the House.

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  1. Sumodo1 says:

    Slimy little roach, ain’t he?

    • Esmom says:

      Truly, an utter ghoul. Is it too much to hope that justice will actually be served this time?

    • Mac says:

      I can’t wait for him to go to jail.

    • Me says:

      If he was not his indulgent father’s son, he would already have a rap sheet. We haven’t even delved into potential child pornography or drug trafficking charges.

      • Anh says:

        Just to let you know, the wording is “child abuse material.” The reason the language had changed around this is because “child pornography” seems to be putting it in the framework of (consensual) sex whereas children cannot consent to this and it emphases that they are being abused for adults’ gratification

    • NTheMiddle says:

      Vile, disgusting man. Roaches have more appeal.

  2. El says:

    The line, it wasn’t illegal isn’t the greatest defense. There are lots of things that aren’t illegal that can still get me fired. You would hope a US Rep. would set a higher bar for himself.

  3. BearcatLawyer says:

    Sure, Butthead, sure.

  4. Izzy says:

    “I didn’t use taxpayer money” is not a defense to sex trafficking. WTF

    • Esmom says:

      I know, right? It seems that the extent of his yammering on and on and trying so many tactics to see if one might stick is a sign that he’s pretty panicked. Let’s hope.

  5. Lightpurple says:

    The House floor is on OUR dime, Matt.

    And the rumors about McCain’s daughter were started by your pals.

  6. J ferber says:

    Piece of shit, ain’t he? Oh, and I like that he frames his slimy sex scandal as him protecting the people of the U.S. WTF? He’s a self-serving, back-stabbing, craven, pervy little congressman who probably got his seat on Daddy’s dime. You ain’t no saviour, dickhead.

    • Summa me says:

      J Ferber you read my mind…thank you for saying everything I was thinking while reading this

  7. MattyLove says:

    “Drip, drip, drip?!” Poor choice of words for a man talking about sexual allegations. Sounds like he’s referring to an STD! 😂😂😂

  8. Becks1 says:

    What a slimy POS.

    And the line about how he’s just in the way and they’re “coming for you” – yes, please, DOJ, go after all the sex traffickers and people who abuse others for sex.

    • Rapunzel says:

      This is such a Trumpster statement. I’ve seen this meme of Trump with “They’re coming for you. I’m just in the way” a zillion times from Trumpsters on social media.

      Gaetz is using that GOP playbook.

      • nutella toast says:

        I had the same thought @Rapunzel & @Becks1. That piece of rotten meat pairs nicely with a 2020 “Pretty soon we’ll all be in socialist concentration camps”.

  9. Laughysaphy says:

    “My personal life is and always has been conducted on my own dime” HAHAHAHA literally everyone in FL knows that’s absolutely false- Daddy has always bankrolled baby Gaetz’s life. I wonder if Don Gaetz regrets raising such a POS.

  10. Lisa says:

    I think it’s extremely important to also focus on the use of the word “slept”. Anyone else remember the phrase “sexual relations”? I think specifically sticking to “17” as well as specifically using “slept” are very telling.

  11. Caroline says:

    Whatever happened to his fiancee? Didn’t he get engaged last year and wasn’t that drunk Judge lady from Fox News there to take pictures?

  12. MF1 says:

    I can’t wait to see this POS get arrested.

  13. Lizzie Bathory says:

    Just a few dots I’ve been connecting as this whole weird saga plays out:

    1. Gaetz’s tax collector buddy has been charged with trafficking a child. Many suggestions Gaetz was involved & may be charged.

    2. Gaetz has long cozied up to Trump & emulated him (including by showing off nude pictures of girls on his phone to others, which Trump has long done on the golf course). Gaetz even got engaged at Mar-a-Lago over the holidays.

    3. There was a weird story a few weeks ago about how Melania spends all of her time at the spa at Mar-a-Lago. The same spa where Virginia Roberts Guiffre has said she was recruited by Ghislaine Maxwell (in prison) for Epstein (dead, obvs).

    I’m not optimistic that everyone involved will be prosecuted, but I have a strong suspicion that there are a lot of folks running a (long-established) trafficking operation out of Florida.

  14. Sandra says:

    Listen Butthead (apologies to Butthead), it doesn’t matter if it was on your own dime, trafficking minors is still illegal.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      Lol at apologies to Butthead. The only way it “matters” is if you’re being looked at for child sex trafficking AND campaign finance violations.

  15. Lilly says:

    Wasn’t there a report a couple of weeks ago about this creep telling people he was considering to resign? So he could work for Faux, OAN etc.?

  16. K says:

    Please please lock him up. I don’t think we have even scratched the surface here.

  17. Murphy says:

    “President Donald Trump as a Russian asset, Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a gang rapist, and even John McCain as having fathered a child out of wedlock”

    But two thirds of these are true…

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      Interestingly, the two that are true were started by law enforcement and Democrats.

      The lie about John McCain came from elite Republicans trying to win an election.

  18. emu says:

    Right? OK you pay for your own sex with underage girls, still illegal, bud.

  19. emu says:

    What is the story with Nestor then?