Matt Gaetz announces that he will not resign amid ongoing DOJ investigation

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) had a rough week as the New York Times broke the bombshell story on Tuesday that he’s under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for his alleged sexual involvement with a 17-year-old girl.

According to The Hill, while pressure is mounting and rumors of his potential resignation swirl around Washington D.C., the Florida lawmaker made clear on Friday that he does not intend to resign, adding that the rumors are “false” and that it’s “very safe” to say he won’t be stepping down. 

As The Times reported, under former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, the DOJ launched an investigation into Gaetz’s possible relationship with a teenager in which he was said to have allegedly had a sexual relationship with as well as paying her to travel across state lines with him, which if proven true, brings up charges of sex trafficking.

Later in the week, another angle to the story broke which alleged that Gaetz and Florida county tax collector, Joel Greenberg, were both involved in finding women online and paying them for sexual relationships, including traveling across state lines.

Within hours of the first story, Gaetz gave Fox News’ Tucker Carlson an exclusive interview to dispel any notion that he was involved in such activities. During that interview, he dropped another bombshell angle in which he claims he and his family were being extorted for tens of millions of dollars by a former DOJ official who allegedly claimed he would make the accusations go away for $25 million.

“The New York Times is running a story that I have traveled with a 17-year-old woman, and that is verifiably false,” Gaetz told Carlson. “What is happening is an extortion of me and my family involving a former Department of Justice official.”

According to a Saturday report from CBS News, Luke Ball, Gaetz’s communications director since 2017, resigned abruptly amid rumors of the sexual scandal. While Gaetz’s office wished Ball well and said that the two had reached a mutual agreement, a quick glance at social media feeds was full of speculation that Ball is getting out while he can, before things become worse.

As of this writing, Ball has not yet commented to the media why he suddenly resigned from his position.

Only time will tell what becomes of this potential scandal, but if Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media pursue Gaetz with the ferocity that they did former President Donald Trump, Gaetz might have an incredibly tough time hanging on to his job for much longer.

 
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57 Responses

  1. First of all, I agree with “Cindy” 100%. How interesting the dum dems, who have so much anti-American deeds against them, continue to divert attention by accusing outstanding GOP leaders of many things for which they, the dems, are guilty? Indict Roger Soros; Gov. Cuomo; Hillary; Bill; Swalwell; Pelosi; BLM; Antifa; Joe Hussein O’Biden; Barach; Hunter aka “A Beautiful Thing,” (puke), Maxine, and I might even “consider” reading The New York Slime’s dirt! Never in my long life has the USA been attacked from within by such black-hearted, treasonous co-conspirators. What a disastrous legacy to leave to our children and grandchildren!

  2. With the bottomless cess Barr had right under his nose he sicked the DOJ on this? Guess he wasn’t ever gonna let the MSM get away with thinking he was on Trump’s side, no siree.

  3. Promoted by Pelosi, paid for by Soro’s. Matt Gaetz is being set up just like Rep Greene. Who’s next Pelosi?

  4. Hang in there Matt! We believe YOU! Clearly you must pose a threat to the demonrats, otherwise, they wouldn’t be going after you. You will prove your innocence! As for the extortionist? Probably nothing will be done to him. We are on YOUR side Matt! god bless you, hang in there!

  5. I guess my post told the truth about the crooked government agencies who will not do a thing except try to hang Rep. Gaetz. He needed to hire his own private investigator to make tapes so the truth would get out.

  6. This is going to happen to evey Republican over the nest two to four years. None of them are safe from these commie bastards.

  7. ❤💥👍CHRISTrumpOwensGaetz and all his US TRUMPlican Lawmakers successfully US 2022/2024 Reelected Landslide
    Amen & Amen👍💥❤

  8. My first thought is, “What has got the Demorats so nervous?” Obviously there is something else going on behind the scenes and the need a smoke screen! We all need to pay very close attention to what happens off stage! There are dirty deals being made in the shadows!

    1. You better believe it. They are running scared because they don’t want to be caught for all the wrongs they have done. They lie about everything. They should all be prosecuted and spend the rest of their lives in jail. It is not going to be easy to get rid of them. They are being funded by king pin George Soros, a very evil man who has trillions. They are all corrupt. We need to stand together and be strong, the worst is yet to come. God bless this great country. WAKE UP DEMORATS!!!!!!!!

  9. So where is thr truth….and if the FBI (which is known to cover up lies, they did for Obama, Hillary and who knows who else) should release the tapes, interviews etc. ALL REMEMBER CONGRESSMAN GAETZ IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. YOU ARE TRIED IN A COURT OF LAW, NOT NOT BY THE LIBERAL LEFT WING CORRUPT FAKE NEWS.

  10. SO SAD . ever REPUBLICAN is a target of the CRAZIES. Hang tough as all of you aeTargets. THE TRUTH IS NOT IN THEM, look how they protect their own . lie CHEAT STEAL. lOOK AT Hunter and MANY OTHER Democrats. They don’t even try to hide what they are DOING.

  11. Just another scam to try to lose conservative voters. Pay no mind, but notice that if the person was a democrat this issue would not even become public.

  12. THE CROOKED DEMORATS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR FANG> FANG> AND THE 20 YEAR SPY FOR F.S.>AND N.J. CONGRESSMAN WITH
    YOUNG GIRLS >>:
    IS IT OK FOR DEMORATS TO DO IT BUT NOT REPUBLICANS > BUT MOST LIKELY THE REPUBLICAN DID NOT DO IT>JUST A CROOKED FBI & DOJ
    WORKING FOR THE DEMORATS DOING IT>:

  13. Yes Matt, please don’t give in to these Crooks. Hopefully it won’t be long before President Trump gets back in and everything all those Crooks are doing will all be reversed!!!! The Dems are the Guilty Ones……We need you to hang in there…Thank You

  14. Matt it will probly get worse before it gets better. But there are millions of people that believe you. Stay tuff and stay focused.

  15. STAND “YOU’RE GROUND “MATT DON’T GIVE AN INCH. I HAVE A FEELING SHE WAS CALLED IN TO SET YOU UP. OR IT’S MSM HAVING A WET DREAM.
    IF YOU WERE SET THE DOJ DIRT BAGS ARE INVOLVED.

  16. I think they are going after any Conservatives who supports president Trump . The conservatives should pay them the favor they all have something to hide .

  17. Where all behind you Matt The democrats are snakes and liars and will do anything to take down a Republican. Maybe they need to start in their own backyard with Stalwell. And The New York Times is a rag paper and its funny how they get all these leaks FBI a new york times are together. Scumbags. You hang in there where right behind you and they could tell all their lies but it’s not gonna go anywhere. They just don’t like anyone who supports president trump and doesn’t put up with their crap and tells it like it is

    1. Stand tall Matt. Don’t let the bully you. Look at Hunter and all that he and his dad do and still doing and no one has said anything. Please be strong in the lord and he will keep you

    2. INOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY THE LEFT IS GOING AFTER MATT BECAUSE HE SUPPORTED TRUMP AND IS A THREAT TO THEM BEING AS ARTICULATE AS HE IS ABOUT THE FACTS OF WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE SWAMP.JUST LIKE THEY WENT AFTER TRUMP.I DO NOT TRUST THE DEM’S OR THE MEDIA. KEEP FIGHTING MATT DON’T LET THEM WHERE YOU DOWN I KNOW YOU HAVE THE INTESTINAL FORTITUDE LIKE TRUMP TO STAND UP TO THEM.

  18. We believe in you. Hang in there. Don’t let msm bully you. We love you here in Florida and already we see the “hate machine” ready to attack just as they did with our true President, Donald Trump. Continue doing a great job in Florida.

    1. YES hang in WITH the truth . WE BELIEVE YOU . THE HATE MACHINE NEVER GIVE UP, BUT YOU ARE STRONGER.

  19. The new so called “democrat party “ must be called “ the marxists party” / communist party!!!!

    They are nothing but a party of liars, crooks, thugs, corrupt criminals!
    Their agenda is to destroy our country, our history, Constitution, our way of life and do a
    “ reset” meaning “ fundamentally transforming America “( see Hussein O in 2008) make it into a
    communist hell hole

    America, WAKE UP !!!!!!

    1. they want Matt Gaetz to step down but will allow a spy to remain who was giving his so called girl friend things about our Gov. to take report back to China wow how does that work

      1. Its just disgusting everything wrong is right and everything right is wrong. The cabal has destroyed our country and thy did in record time.

    2. The Democratic Party has turned into….I can’t even put into words what they have become, but it surely isn’t for Us the People!!
      We are behind you Matt and we do not believe any of the BS they try and put out there….But isn’t it odd how there is no big investigation into Hunter and his acts with underage girls, one being his niece and all the REAL corruption in the whole Biden Crime Family!!
      Do the demorats think we are that stupid??
      Happy Easter all (I hope that doesn’t offend anyone)

        1. cant RUDE AREN’T YOU – – – must be an ever-lovin’ DemocRAT cause what Cindy said is the best truth anyone can say without getting hit with comments from the deocRAT–if the truth hurts about what was said –cause I really think more than one person agrees with the comments–the democRATS are the biggest ripoff people around and boy do the pout when it is shown to be the truth — so THANKS Cindy I am with you

          1. You’ll notice, whoever felt it necessary to berate Cindy, did it “Anonymously! What a jerk!

        2. No Anonymous, Cindy isn’t stupid at all. As a matter of fact she is right on target. You’re the one that’s being misled!

      1. You are actually right on the mark Cindy! They seem to really enjoy making up what they think will ruin someone’s life.. didn’t work very well with President Trump did it! We are a lot smarter than they think…l certainly believe Matt Gaetz over any of them! Happy Easter to you too and GOD BLESS…

      2. Yes Cindy I agree 100%. The Demorats will stop at nothing to retain power. the SQUAD, PELOSI, HARRIS, BIDEN SCHUMER, SHIFT, CLINTONS, OBAMA”S and others need to just go away never to be seen again. I hope that they all rot in H___!!!!!! They are trying so hard to get rid of the patriots and bankrupt the country. All I can say America is be aware what is happening, pay attention and walk softly but carry a big stick. God Bless this great country.

      3. Cindy……”conduits for evil” would be a good starter description…..I know the frustrated feeling all too well. They’er actions and behavior defy all common sense and decorum.

      4. They’ve turned into the Commiecrat party which started after the 1952 election and was escalated by the liberal goons of the 60’s on and now they have control they don’t care what or how other people think and that’s now out in the open. They’re hell bent on absolute control instead of the standards of the founders and there’s not an honest person in the bunch. Power and control are all they’re after.

    3. This new Commie group running our government will say and commit any lie to help keep them in power. Do you know this . Republicans have 75 million strong, RATs could not get 100 people to any rally. Without ballot stuffing ( and machines) the total cast for the RATs could not have as much as 35m. We have a government of cheaters and liers and it is time to take them down. Follow our constitution the way it is written.

    4. You are right on! It is so disgusting what the communist demonRats try to pull destroying in many cases someone’s life, someone’s reputation in the process. They lie like rugs-may Karma get each and every one of these people that participate in attacking people as they are doing!

    5. It is TIME that all patriots stand up to this fraudulent election and a fake false president!

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