At the end of March, Axios published a story about Matt Gaetz, who is withdrawing from Congress and working in the conservative media. The story seemed strange at the time. The Florida representative was apparently on the rise in the party.
Gaetz had closely connected with Donald Trump. He even went so far as to threaten Michael Cohen the day before the Trump attorney testified in Congress. He later apologized to Spokesman Pelosi for his actions.
The Florida Rep. Has also received high profile assignments within the party. He was a keynote speaker on Conservative CPAC history that year.
But just one day after the Axios story it became clear why Gaetz was in a hurry to leave the House of Representatives. The New York Times reported that the GOP lawmaker was being investigated for sex trafficking.
This week, Reuters released a report that gave more insight into Gaetz’s plea to the conservative network. Newsmax spokesman Brian Peterson told the news agency: "Newsmax had no plans to hire Rep. Gaetz. "
Another source said, “EEarlier this year, (Gaetz) got in touch and said he might leave Congress early and be interested in the television work. (It was) just a conversation "and Newsmax" never told him we were interested. "
After this game failed, Gaetz steered his fight against the prosecution in a different direction. The Florida Rep. And the embattled Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tour the country at the so-called America First rallies.
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