Rep. Matt Gaetz says he's 'absolutely not resigning'

Lawrence Kim
April 6, 2021

Meghan McCain told her co-hosts Monday on ABC's "The View" that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) should resign over the federal investigation into the congressman's alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and allegedly paying other women for sex.

He added, "This baseless claim against me leaves me further convinced that the allegations against Congressman Gaetz are likewise fabricated and merely an attempt to discredit a very vocal conservative".

In his op-ed, Gaetz continued to deny any wrongdoing and reiterated - as he has since the initial allegation that he slept with a 17-year-old and subsequent claims that he paid for drug-fueled hotel romps - that he is "absolutely not resigning". McGee forcefully denied Gaetz's claims. "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". The Times cited three anonymous sources "briefed on the matter", which alleges that the 38-year-old had a relationship with the girl and paid for her travel at one point.

The Justice Department investigation began previous year while Trump was still president.

Nelson explained that the Federal Bureau of Investigation showed up at his home and interviewed him shortly after the allegations against Gaetz hit the news, and agents claimed media sources had contacted them asserting that Nelson left Gaetz's office because of the accusations surrounding the congressman. Although I'm sure some partisan crooks in [Attorney General] 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 FBI, the Biden administration's Justice Department and "the Cheney political dynasty" were among the entities Gaetz accused of unjustly targeting him. Days earlier, she was among just 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump.

"Air Force veteran and "research consultant" Bob Kent verified to Sirius Radio personality Michael Smerconish that he had approached Gaetz's deep-pocketed father, former Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, last month seeking a $25 million loan", reported William Bredderman. Nathan Nelson, a military adviser who left Gaetz's office in October, said he was questioned about whether he'd left that job because he knew of Gaetz's "involvement in illegal activities".

Kent said that he was aware of the time that Gaetz might have "legal issues", and suggested that assisting in the mission would create "good will" toward the congressman.

Nelson provided no specific details about the FBI's questioning.

Nelson said he left Gaetz's office because of a planned departure to promote workforce development for the defense industry.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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