a short dig on rep gaetz, this is for notes
anti green yet not a climate denier, for death penalty,for revenge porn,for stand your ground, got out of a dui in 2008, got out of 2 sex scandals,is for pot.against the epa.pro gun.against medicaide.against illegal immigration. for sex trafficers? against gay marriage and adoption
while saying he is against remote voting, he participated in remote voting. had the fla attitude on covid.
while saying he is against omnibus, he voted for it,
(getting the idea he was groomed for politics.)
Matthew Louis Gaetz II (/ˈɡeɪts/ GAYTS; born May 7, 1982) is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the U.S. representative for Florida’s 1st congressional district since 2017. A Republican, he has been an ally of former president Donald Trump, as well as a proponent of far-right politics.
The son of prominent Florida politician Don Gaetz, Gaetz was raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. After graduating from the William & Mary Law School, he briefly worked in private practice before running for state representative. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2010 until 2016, and received national attention for defending Florida’s controversial “stand-your-ground law“. In 2016, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and was reelected in 2018, 2020, and 2022.
In late 2020, the Department of Justice opened an investigation into allegations that Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl in exchange for money in violation of federal sex trafficking laws, which Gaetz denied. In April 2021, the House Ethics Committee also announced an investigation. A September 2022 Washington Post article reported that career prosecutors have recommended not to charge Gaetz in the sex-trafficking investigation, telling Justice Department superiors that a conviction is unlikely in part because of credibility questions about the two central witnesses.
he got into politics the old fashioned way his dad was fla senate president 2006-2016. his grandfather was was mayor of rugby ND
Gaetz worked at the law firm Keefe, Anchors & Gordon (now AnchorsGordon) in Fort Walton Beach
In October 2021, the Florida bar suspended Gaetz from practicing law due to unpaid fees.
While serving in the state house, Gaetz and state senator Joe Negron proposed legislation that would hasten the execution of many inmates on Florida’s death row by requiring the governor to sign a death warrant for those who had exhausted their appeals
eliminate the federal ethanol content mandate that 10 percent of gasoline sold in Florida contain ethanol; Governor Rick Scott signed the legislation in May 2013.
Gaetz was one of two members to vote against a Florida bill against revenge porn in 2015, after having successfully blocked the bill previousl
is gaetz a kkk member?
In January 2018, Gaetz invited alt-right Holocaust denier Charles C. Johnson to attend Donald Trump‘s State of the Union address. Johnson previously raised money for the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. Gaetz defended Johnson in an interview, saying that Johnson was neither a Holocaust denier nor a white supremacist.
In April 2019, Gaetz hired Darren Beattie as a speechwriter. Beattie had previously been fired from his job as a speechwriter for the Trump administration after attending a conference associated with white nationalists.
In June 2021, Gaetz was one of 21 House Republicans to vote against a resolution to give the Congressional Gold Medal to police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
On February 26, 2019, the night before the scheduled public hearing of Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, before the House Oversight Committee, Gaetz directed a tweet to Cohen that implied without evidence that Cohen had had multiple extramarital affairs and also suggested his wife might be unfaithful while he was imprisoned due to new information disclosed to her.
violate the House ethics rules: spending tens of thousands of dollars for a speech-writing consultant and having a private company install a television studio in his father’s home in Niceville, Florida,
On April 6, The New York Times reported that during the final weeks of Trump’s presidency, Gaetz privately asked the White House for a blanket pardon for himself and some unknown congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed
In October 2019, Gaetz organized a “storming” of a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility on Capitol Hill by about two dozen Republican congressmen, including House minority whip Steve Scalise, in an effort to sit in on and hear the deposition of a Pentagon official during the impeachment inquiry against Trump. The congressmens’ cell phones and other devices put the secure facility, and U.S. national security, at risk
this is concerning, is he part of sex trafficing?
On December 19, 2017, Gaetz was the only representative to vote against the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act, a bill allocating additional government resources to help combat human trafficking. Gaetz later explained that his vote was due to his small government principles and his belief that existing federal agencies could adequately combat human trafficking.
On February 27, 2018, Gaetz voted against the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, which had by then been combined with the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act. It passed, 388–25.
On July 26, 2022, Gaetz voted against the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act, which passed 401–20.
In January 2020, the U.S. Secret Service reportedly received a tip that, in April 2018, Gaetz had accompanied Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg to a government office where Greenberg was producing fake IDs. Greenberg was indicted in August 2020 on an array of charges, including sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl in 2017 and creating fake IDs to facilitate sex trafficking
investigators also examined whether Gaetz used campaign money in his relationships with young women for travel and expenses and whether cash and drugs were involved. By April 2, the Justice Department was examining whether Gaetz asked women to recruit others for sex
On April 1, 2021, CNN reported that Gaetz had shown pictures of naked women to colleagues on the House floor. Gaetz had allegedly claimed to have slept with the women in the photos
In June 2020, following an argument with then-Representative Cedric Richmond, Gaetz said he had been living with a 19-year-old immigrant from Cuba, Nestor Galbán, since Galbán was 12, and considered Galbán his son. He later clarified that Galbán is the brother of an ex-girlfriend of Gaetz’s and that Galbán spends time with his sister, with Gaetz’s family, and with Gaetz. The two are not related genetically or legally. Gaetz said, “Our relationship as a family is defined by our love for each other, not by any paperwork.” In 2016, he called Galbán a “local student”; in 2017, he called Galbán “my helper
Federal prosecutors have recommended not to bring charges against Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz as part of a sex trafficking investigation, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The prosecutors said they made that decision in part because of credibility questions with two central witnesses, those people told the Post.
The reported recommendation means the Department of Justice is unlikely to charge Gaetz, 40, with a crime as a result of the probe. The investigation began in 2020 and centered on the Florida congressman’s alleged relationship with a 17-year-old girl years earlier. While the recommendation is not a final decision — and the Post’s sources said new evidence could emerge that changes the prosecutors’ view — their advice is likely to be upheld, the report said.
from the NY Post
Matt Gaetz’s future sister-in-law slams ‘pedophile’ congressman on TikTok: report
Rep. Matt Gaetz’s future sister-in-law has reportedly described the embattled Florida congressman as “weird and creepy” and said she was “unfortunately not surprised” he is under federal investigation for alleged sex crimes.
Roxanne Luckey, 20 — the sister of Gaetz’s fiancée, Ginger Luckey — lambasted the Republican pol in three TikTok videos over his alleged treatment of young women, according to the Daily Beast.