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Second Matt Gaetz aide chews because the Feds get nearer

Rep. Matt Gaetz's Legislative Director resigned in an email as evidence accumulated against the Florida congressman.

About Axios:

Devin Murphy, the Legislative Director of Rep. Matt Gaetz, has stepped down as part of an investigation into sex trafficking allegations against the Florida Republican Congressman, the New York Times first reported, and Axios has confirmed it.

"It was real," Murphy wrote on Saturday morning in an email received from Axios to the Republican legislative directors with the subject: "Well … bye."

When staff leave a member of Congress who is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Committee, it is a sign that the writing is on the wall. The allegations and details of criminal behavior are revealed almost daily, and Gaetz has still not defended himself.

More revealing, the Republicans failed to defend Gaetz. His party did not stand by his side. They did not try to persecute him or raise money from him. The Republicans are leaving Gaetz to stew in his own filth and criminality.

Fox News isn't running in its defense. Trump stayed silent. It is clear that Gaetz will likely face charges and the Republicans will distance themselves as soon as possible.

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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.

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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association

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