Latest "Matt Gaetz" News

04/10/2021

Here's what we know about the 2 prominent lawyers Rep. Matt Gaetz hired in federal sex-trafficking probe

Mark Mukasey is a longtime Rudy Giuliani associate, while Gaetz's other lawyer has a history of defending powerful men accused of sexual abuse.

Source: Business Insider

04/10/2021

Matt Gaetz Tells Supporters He Is a Victim of Leaks and Lies

The congressman defended himself in his first major public appearance since a Justice Department inquiry came to light last week.

Source: New York Times

04/10/2021

House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz

Source: ABC News

04/10/2021

GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz and Tom Reed face House Ethics Committee investigations

Two Republican congressmen, Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Tom Reed of New York, are under separate investigations by the House Ethics Committee.

Source: USA Today

04/09/2021

House Ethics Committee investigating Matt Gaetz, Tom Reed misconduct allegations

The House Committee on Ethics announced two separate probes into Reps. Matt Gaetz and Tom Reed Friday over allegations of sexual misconduct Friday.

Source: Fox News

04/09/2021

House Ethics Committee Investigating GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Of Florida

The investigation follows a series of allegations against the Florida congressman, including illegal drug use and sexual misconduct.

Source: NPR

04/09/2021

Matt Gaetz Named as Subject of House Ethics Committee Probe

Florida Republican is under investigation by federal authorities into whether he violated federal sex-trafficking laws

Source: The Wall Street Journal

04/09/2021

'Matt Gaetz needs to resign,' says GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois is calling on fellow Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida to resign amid a sex trafficking probe into his actions

Source: NBC News

04/09/2021

'Matt Gaetz wants to date your child' billboard goes up in Florida

The bitey billboards were paid for by liberal PAC Mad Dog, and appeared this week at the height of Gaetz's sex trafficking scandal.

Source: Business Insider

04/09/2021

Second aide to Matt Gaetz quits amid federal investigation

Devin Murphy told colleagues he wanted to work on policy, not work at a tabloid, The New York Times reported.

Source: Business Insider

04/08/2021

Key figure in Matt Gaetz probe likely cooperating with federal prosecutors

“I am sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today,” said Joel Greenberg's defense attorney.

Source: Politico

04/08/2021

Investigators in Matt Gaetz inquiry looking into Bahamas travel, sources say

Investigators are looking into Rep. Matt Gaetz's travel to the Bahamas with women and whether those women were paid to travel for sex, which could violate federal law, officials said.

Source: NBC News

04/07/2021

Matt Gaetz trip to Bahamas is part of federal probe into sex trafficking, sources say

Investigators are trying to determine if escorts were illegally trafficked for the purpose of sex with the congressman, sources say.

Source: CBS News

04/07/2021

Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz to speak before pro-Trump women's group as scandal widens

Rep. Matt Gaetz will speak at a Trump resort in Florida on Friday as he continues to publicly defend himself amid a Justice Department investigation.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/07/2021

Trump denies report that Matt Gaetz asked for blanket pardon

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied a report that claimed embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz sought a blanket pardon from his White House — for himself and unidentified congressional all…

Source: New York Post

04/07/2021

Amid federal probe, Matt Gaetz will speak to conservative women’s group at Trump golf course

Gaetz will headline the 'Save America Summit' run by pro-Trump group Women for America First.

Source: The Washington Post

04/07/2021

Republicans keep their distance from Matt Gaetz

It's been one week since the federal investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz burst into the public sphere, and almost all of Gaetz's colleagues in the House Republican conference are keeping quiet.

Source: CNN

04/06/2021

Stephen Colbert: 'How dumb is Matt Gaetz?'

Late-night hosts dig into the sex scandal engulfing longtime Trump ally and the corporate wars over Georgia’s voter restriction law

Source: The Guardian

04/06/2021

Katie Hill talks friendship with Matt Gaetz, wants him 'held responsible'

Former “throuple” Rep. Katie Hill is calling on former friend and colleague Rep. Matt Gaetz to be “held responsible” if “there is even a fraction of truth” to reports of sex…

Source: New York Post

04/06/2021

Trump's circle isn't defending Matt Gaetz because 'not a lot of people are surprised' by the allegations

Conservatives in Rep. Matt Gaetz's (R-Fla.) solidly Republican district are backing him amid credible reports that the Justice Department is investigating...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/06/2021

Stephen Colbert Revels In “Career Implosion” Of Matt Gaetz As ‘The Late Show’ Returns

On Monday, Stephen Colbert returned to The Late Show after a week off the air, spending most of his opening monologue taking Matt Gaetz to task. “I don’t pay a lot of attention to the news when we’re off,” Colbert admitted, “but this week, I read every possib…

Source: Deadline

04/06/2021

Man accused of trying to extort Matt Gaetz admits he asked for cash

The man accused of trying to extort $25 million from Rep. Matt Gaetz’s family admitted Monday that he asked the congressman’s dad for cash — but denied that it was a shakedown. Bo…

Source: New York Post

04/06/2021

Dem Rep Quietly Backs Away From Matt Gaetz After Claiming They 'Hang Out'

Last month, Khanna appeared on Fox alongside Gaetz, gushing about their “unlikely” friendship. This week, however, the congressman claimed they were all business.

Source: Daily Beast

04/05/2021

Aide to Matt Gaetz Says He Was Questioned by the F.B.I.

Nathan Nelson told reporters he had no knowledge of wrongdoing by Mr. Gaetz and called the allegations an attempt to discredit a “vocal conservative.”

Source: New York Times

04/05/2021

Former Matt Gaetz aide says FBI contacted him after sex-trafficking probe news

Gaetz, a Trump loyalist, declared that he is "absolutely not resigning" from Congress and "will not be intimidated or extorted" by his political opponents.

Source: CNBC

04/05/2021

‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Addresses Matt Gaetz Investigation; Talks Importance Of Amazon Union Vote In Alabama

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver returned after a week off with a lot to discuss from his blank void which the host described as “an Apple store that only sells sadness.” He touched on Derek Chauvin’s “what had happened was” defense during his trial and brie…

Source: Deadline

04/04/2021

'Throuple' pol Katie Hill 'nauseated' by Matt Gaetz nude-pics allegations

Former “throuple” pol Katie Hill says she is “depressed” and “nauseated” by reports that US Rep. Matt Gaetz shared nude photos of his sexual conquests with Capit…

Source: New York Post

04/04/2021

"Saturday Night Live" destroys Matt Gaetz in skit poking at GOP culture war

Pete Davidson as Gaetz, Kate McKinnon as Pepé Le Pew & Chris Redd as Lil Nas X were "Oops You Did It Again" guests

Source: Salon

04/04/2021

SNL’s cold open: Matt Gaetz allegations, Satanic Panic, and Pepe Le Pew

Pete Davidson plays a scandal-plagued Rep. Matt Gaetz on the talk show Oops, You Did It Again.

Source: Vox

04/04/2021

Pete Davidson, who once dated 18-year-old, mocked for Matt Gaetz portrayal on SNL

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” chose Pete Davidson to portray embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz — despite the cast member dating an 18-year-old last year. Davidson, 27, appeared as Gae…

Source: New York Post

04/04/2021

SNL kicks off Daniel Kaluuya’s episode by diving into Matt Gaetz, Lil Nas X controversies

« Saturday Night Live » also took aim at Rep. Matt Gaetz during « Weekend Update, » when Colin Jost described the congressman as « a caricature artist drawing of me. »

Source: The Washington Post

04/04/2021

'SNL' roasts Rep. Matt Gaetz over sex trafficking allegations

"Saturday Night Live" roasted U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., after it was reported he was the subject of a sex trafficking investigation.

Source: NBC News

04/04/2021

SNL's Colin Jost Brutally Mocks His Look-Alike Matt Gaetz

The “Weekend Update” co-anchor also took aim at the QAnon crowd for ignoring the Gaetz sex-trafficking allegations.

Source: Daily Beast

04/04/2021

‘SNL’ Strikes Comedy Gold As Matt Gaetz’s Lap Dance Pleas Rejected By Lil Nas X & Pepe Le Pew In Cold Open

“If you come anywhere near me, just remember I have hip-hop friends and country friends — two populations that are guaranteed to own guns,” a scandal-drenched and lap dance-promising Matt Gaetz was told on Saturday Night Live tonight in no uncertain terms by …

Source: Deadline

04/03/2021

Orgy, underage girls, sex games and extortion: Inside the allegations surrounding Rep. Matt Gaetz

Long before bombshell allegations of federal sex trafficking rocked the political world this week, Rep. Matt Gaetz's rumored sexual conduct was already a source of controversy.

Source: Fox News

04/03/2021

Matt Gaetz's communications director resigns as congressman faces allegations of sexual misconduct

Luke Ball's resignation came in the wake of scathing reports suggesting an ongoing investigation into Gaetz's possible sexual involvement with a 17-year-old girl.

Source: CBS News

04/03/2021

'A 10ft pole is not long enough': Matt Gaetz isolated in sex-trafficking scandal

Donald Trump reportedly advised to keep quiet about ally, a Florida congressman who is unpopular in his own Republican party

Source: The Guardian

04/03/2021

Rep. Matt Gaetz's media blitz publicized a federal investigation. Legal experts say that poses risks

Rep. Matt Gaetz is pursuing a risky strategy in publicizing a federal investigation against him, according to legal experts.

Source: USA Today

04/03/2021

The Strange Friendship That May Bring Down Matt Gaetz

Rep. Matt Gaetz’s sudden downfall largely mirrors—and may have been precipitated by—another Florida Republican with plenty of Gaetz-y qualities.

Source: Daily Beast

04/03/2021

Matt Gaetz Says He Won’t Resign as Pressure Mounts

Florida Republican, under an FBI investigation into possible sex-trafficking violations, denies wrongdoing

Source: The Wall Street Journal

04/02/2021

How Matt Gaetz Got Here

A prominent young Republican and Trump ally faces a head-spinning scandal.

Source: New York Times

04/02/2021

Rep. Matt Gaetz's communications director steps down amid federal investigation of congressman

Rep. Matt Gaetz's communications director has left the office of the Florida Republican amid a federal criminal probe into whether the congressman paid women for sex.

Source: Fox News

04/02/2021

Feds looking at alleged payments Rep. Matt Gaetz made to women and online solicitation: Sources

Source: ABC News

04/02/2021

DOJ probing whether Matt Gaetz paid for sex with multiple women: report

The FBI has questioned several women who claim they were paid to sleep with Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and his friends in drug-fueled trysts, according to a report on Thursday. The interviews were con…

Source: New York Post

04/01/2021

Feds' investigation of Matt Gaetz includes whether campaign funds were used to pay for travel and expenses

Federal investigators looking into Rep. Matt Gaetz's relationships with young women have examined whether any federal campaign money was involved in paying for travel and expenses for the women, a person briefed on the matter said.

Source: CNN

04/01/2021

Matt Gaetz case gets more bizarre as extortion claim involves search for missing ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson

Details surrounding the claim by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., that he is the victim of an extortion plot involving allegations of a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old now portend to connect it to a search for an FBI agent who went missing in Iran 14 years ago.

Source: Fox News

04/01/2021

Barr avoided Matt Gaetz during DOJ sex-trafficking probe: report

The DOJ has since 2020 been investigating whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her travel to meet him.

Source: Business Insider

04/01/2021

Republicans Have Been Waiting for a Matt Gaetz Scandal to Break

The Florida congressman’s less-than-sterling reputation among his colleagues has many Republicans questioning the wisdom of jumping to his defense.

Source: Daily Beast

04/01/2021

Alleged Matt Gaetz extortion plot involved orgy, US hostage — and $25 million: report

The alleged extortion plot against Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz apparently involved two men blackmailing him with details about an alleged orgy with prostitutes in an effort to get his dad to cough up $…

Source: New York Post

03/31/2021

Tucker Carlson livid after Rep. Matt Gaetz tries to rope him into controversy, source says

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was angered after Congressman Matt Gaetz attempted to rope him into a scandal involving allegations related to sex trafficking of a minor, a person familiar with the matter said.

Source: CNN

03/31/2021

Matt Gaetz tries to pull Tucker Carlson into his mess

Can a cable news segment capture something as baroque as the congressman's story?

Source: The Washington Post

03/31/2021

Rep. Matt Gaetz denies sexual relationship with underage girl amid reports of DOJ investigation

Source: ABC News

03/31/2021

Trump ally Matt Gaetz says he faces federal investigation 'regarding sexual conduct'

Florida Republican congressman says he has never had sexual relationship with underage girl

Source: The Guardian

03/30/2021

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly under DOJ investigation for possible sex trafficking of 17-year-old; he says he's being extorted

Gaetz, 38, a conservative firebrand and close ally of former President Donald Trump, denied the reported allegations against him.

Source: CNBC

03/30/2021

Matt Gaetz Is Said to Be Investigated Over Possible Sexual Relationship With a Girl, 17

An inquiry into the Florida congressman was opened in the final months of the Trump administration, people briefed on it said.

Source: New York Times

03/30/2021

Scoop: Matt Gaetz eyes early retirement to take job at Newsmax

The Florida congressman has privately told confidants he's interested in a role at Newsmax.

Source: Axios

03/11/2021

Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz want to bring Britney Spears and the #FreeBritney movement to Congress

Britney Spears apparently has some pretty big fans in Congress

Source: Salon

03/10/2021

Republicans Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan try to free Britney Spears

Gaetz is wondering if Spears is being "overprotected" by her conservatorship.

Source: CBS News

03/10/2021

Republicans Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan try to free Britney Spears

Gaetz is wondering if Spears is being "overprotected" by her conservatorship.

Source: CBS News

03/10/2021

Britney Spears' father fires back at Reps. Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan calling for hearing into conservatorships

Britney Spears’ father is firing back after Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan teamed up to call for an end to his what they call his "questionable" conservatorship.

Source: Fox News

02/22/2021

Matt Gaetz Leads Charge for Trump 2024, but Some of Ex-President's Voters Are Moving On

The Republican congressman said the former president was "talking absolutely like a candidate" when the pair met recently.

Source: Newsweek

01/29/2021

Matt Gaetz rails against Liz Cheney in Wyoming

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida railed against GOP Rep. Liz Cheney at the Wyoming state capitol on Thursday, stirring hundreds of Trump supporters and counter protesters after she voted to impeach the former President.

Source: CNN

09/23/2020

Rep. Matt Gaetz calls for criminal probe into Mike Bloomberg over payoff of felons' debts

Bloomberg, who is worth more than $50 billion, raised more than $20 million to pay off fines, court fees and restitution for felons, and pledged another $100 million to help Joe Biden win Florida.

Source: Daily Mail

09/07/2020

Jon Cryer Defends Work on 'Two And A Half Men' After Rep. Matt Gaetz Claims Charlie Sheen "Carried" the Show

"Despite his issues, we had many more highs than lows. But you can’t say he 'carried' a show that lasted four years without him," Cryer tweeted in response to the Republican Congressman and outspoken Trump supporter.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

09/07/2020

Jon Cryer Owns Rep. Matt Gaetz In Twitter Fight Over 'Two And A Half Men'

The actor's award-winning burn scorched the conservative legislator.

Source: HuffPost

09/07/2020

Jon Cryer hits back after Rep. Matt Gaetz says Charlie Sheen 'carried' 'Two and a Half Men'

'Is that why, after he left, it lasted for 4 more years and I won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy?' Cryer responded.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

09/07/2020

Two and a Half Men alum Jon Cryer gets in Twitter feud with Rep. Matt Gaetz

The social media spat was sparked after the 55-year-old Emmy winner announced he donated to the 38-year-old Republican politician's Democratic opponent Phil Ehri

Source: Daily Mail

09/06/2020

Jon Cryer Defends Two and a Half Men Role After Rep. Matt Gaetz Says Charlie Sheen 'Carried' the Show

Jon Cryer starred in all 12 seasons of <em>Two and a Half Men</em> and won two Emmy awards for his performance

Source: PEOPLE

09/06/2020

Jon Cryer defends 'Two and a Half Men' work after Rep. Matt Gaetz says 'Charlie Sheen carried' the show

The actor and the Republican congressman sparred over politics and CBS sitcoms on Twitter.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

09/06/2020

Jon Cryer And Matt Gaetz Swap Insults In Twitter Feud: 'Charlie Sheen Totally Carried Two And A Half Men'

The exchange came after Cryer announced he had donated to Phil Ehr, a Democrat who is challenging Gaetz in Florida's 1st congressional district in November.

Source: Newsweek

07/28/2020

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz files a criminal referral against Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg with William Barr

Without evidence, Gaetz claims that the CEO lied when he told Congress Facebook wasn't biased against conservatives

Source: Salon

07/27/2020

Rep Matt Gaetz accuses Mark Zuckerberg of 'lying under oath' about Facebook censorship

Republican Florida Rep Matt Gaetz accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of lying to Congress during two 2018 hearings in a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday.

Source: Daily Mail

07/27/2020

Rep. Matt Gaetz says Mark Zuckerberg lied to Congress... in 2018

Coincidentally, his claims come just days before a high-profile antitrust hearing.

Source: Engadget

07/27/2020

Matt Gaetz asks DOJ to investigate Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg - Business Insider

Gaetz cited a recent sting operation by the dubious right-wing activist group Project Veritas to support his allegations against Zuckerberg.

Source: Business Insider

07/27/2020

GOP's Matt Gaetz Files Criminal Referral Against Zuckerberg for Alleged False Statements Under Oath

Source: Google News

07/22/2020

Matt Gaetz appears to run afoul of House ethics rules

The Florida Republican spent thousands of dollars on a speechwriting consultant, and the construction of a private studio.

Source: Politico

06/15/2020

Dan Abrams Clashes With Matt Gaetz Over Call to Defund US Soccer Over Protests: Kneeling Is Protected Speech, ‘You Know That’

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Dan Abrams clashed over a call to defund the U.S. Soccer Federation after recently announcing it will allow players to kneel during the national anthem. Gaetz argued Congres

Source: Mediaite

06/15/2020

Matt Gaetz's Twitter Beef With Ron Perlman Backfires With Botched 'Sons of Anarchy' Insult

Lots of people reminded the congressman that the show was fictional

Source: TheWrap

06/14/2020

Ron Perlman Schools Florida Fratboy Rep. Matt Gaetz on Twitter

It must really chafe conservatives to know that the vast majority of Hollywood despises them.

Source: The Mary Sue

06/14/2020

Ron Perlman and Rep. Matt Gaetz trade barbs on Twitter

The spat began when Perlman condemned Gaetz for tweeting last week that he’d prefer not having a United States national soccer team over having one “that won’t stand for the National Anthem.”

Source: New York Daily News

06/12/2020

Matt Gaetz calls out US Soccer for reversal on anthem kneeling

The U.S. is better off without a national soccer team than with one whose players won’t stand for the national anthem, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said Thursday.

Source: Fox News

06/11/2020

Matt Gaetz: US shouldn't have a national soccer team if players won't stand for national anthem

A Republican congressman suggested the United States dispense with having a national soccer team after the U.S. Soccer Federation voted to repeal a 2017 policy that required players to stand during the national anthem.

Source: Washington Examiner

06/02/2020

Matt Gaetz tweet on hunting antifa hit with warning from Twitter for glorifying violence

Twitter placed a notice on a tweet from Rep. Matt Gaetz after the Florida Republican tweeted about hunting “antifa," Monday, but did not take it down.

Source: NBC News