Matt Gaetz’s office released a statement on Thursday allegedly from female staff defending the besieged MAGA lawmaker amid his ongoing sex scandal. Although it was signed by “The Women of the Office of US Congressman Matt Gaetz,” no actual women were named.
“After last week’s shocking allegations in the press, we, the women of Congressman Matt Gaetz’s office, feel morally obligated to speak up,” the letter began. “During Congressman Gaetz’s tenure, we have been behind the scenes every step of the way. We have organized its meetings. We have planned its events. We traveled with him. And we followed his schedule.
Calling the MAGA congressman a “principled and morally grounded leader,” the unidentified women added that none of them had “experienced or witnessed anything less than the utmost professionalism and respect. No hint of impropriety. No ounce of lies. “
The letter continued, “In our office and under the leadership of Congressman Gaetz, women are not only respected, but have been encouraged time and again to grow, to do more, and ultimately to know our worth.
The Anonymous Employees concluded the statement by saying that they “consistently rejected these allegations as false” and that Gaetz always treated every woman in her office with respect.
“Congressman Gaetz will continue to lead by example and defend the American people who have been maligned by the liberal elite,” the press release concluded. “And we will stay with him. While we recognize the scrutiny we will face in making this decision, we take comfort in the hope that more Americans and elected officials will stand up and refuse to remain silent.
The letter came as Gaetz seemed closer to real legal peril amid a Justice Department investigation into possible sex trafficking charges.
Several media outlets reported on Thursday that Gaetz’s close associate, Joel Greenberg, would likely plead guilty to criminal charges next month. While it’s not yet clear what Greenberg will face – he faces a myriad of charges, including sex trafficking and bribery – it now seems likely that the former County tax collector of Seminole could possibly testify against his congressman buddy MAGA.
The federal investigation into whether Gaetz had sex with a 17-year-old girl and paid for her trip grew out of the Greenberg investigation. The congressman released the nameless women’s statement in his office moments after his friend broke the news.
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