Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) desperately tried to convince the American public of his innocence in the midst of being investigated for sex trafficking by releasing a supposed statement of support from the women who work in his office.
Gaetz is the subject of a Justice Department investigation working to determine if he paid an underage girl to cross state lines so he could have sex with her. There is also evidence that he paid prostitutes for sex and is involved in a fake ID scheme, and his friend Joel Greenberg is set to strike a plea deal that could see him flip on him.
The evidence against him is so bad that a Republican congressman is calling on Gaetz to resign for the first time. But Gaetz apparently thinks the evidence against him doesn’t matter because the women in his congressional office allegedly support him.
The support is questionable because the statement released by Gaetz that is purportedly from “The Women of U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz’s Office” does not include a single signature from any of the women and it’s unknown how many, if any, women were actually involved in the statement, which you can read below.
After the shocking allegations last week in the press, we, the women of Congressman Matt Gaetz’s office, feel morally obligated to speak out. During Congressman Gaetz’s time in office, we have been behind the scenes every step of the way. We have staffed his meetings. We have planned his events. We have traveled with him.
And we have tracked his schedule. Congressman Gaetz has always been a principled and morally grounded leader. At no time has any one of us experienced or witnessed anything less than the utmost professionalism and respect. No hint of impropriety. No ounce of untruthfulness.
In our office and under Congressman Gaetz’s leadership, women are not only respected, but have been encouraged time and time again to grow, achieve more, and ultimately, know our value. Many of us started in entry-level positions and have been promoted to positions of leadership within the office. In our professional ecosystem, women are given every opportunity to advance and utilize our talents to help the country in the best possible way.
On every occasion he has treated each and every one of us with respect. Thus, we uniformly reject these allegations as false.
Congressman Gaetz will continue to lead by example and stand for the people of America who have been maligned by the liberal elite. And we will stand with him. While we recognize the scrutiny we will face for making this decision, we take comfort in the hope that more Americans and elected officials will stand up and refuse to remain silent.
Again, this statement is unsigned, so it’s likely Gaetz crafted the statement himself in a scheme to claim that the women who work for him are on his side even though two of his aides have resigned over the scandal.
Gaetz tweeted out the full statement.
BREAKING: The Women of U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz’s Office Speak Out in Defense of Rep. Gaetz
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 8, 2021
And Twitter users were not buying it:
This statement was not signed by any staffers, and it did not specify how many women in Gaetz’s office had signed off on it.
It ambiguously signed from “The Women of U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz’s Office Speak Out in Defense of Rep. Gaetz.” https://t.co/lwo76hmTvl
— Mike Brest (@MikeBrestDC) April 8, 2021
lolol at this horseshit
— Michael S. (@BisexualLiberal) April 8, 2021
“Signed Jane Doe”
— tramp, munching on popcorn (@TrampInPCola) April 8, 2021
I noticed no one signed their name.
Why is that?
— A disgruntled fiscal conservative (@RetiredPhysicsT) April 8, 2021
Not a single one was willing to put their names to this statement. https://t.co/Bei7trtnZz
— Max Steele (@maxasteele) April 8, 2021
the women of Congressman Matt Gaetz’s office, feel morally obligated to speak out or get fired.
— Ryan Dixon (@Rydix420) April 8, 2021
Ahh, the old “there are some people I didn’t sexually assault/exploit, therefore I am innocent” defense.
— MonkeeKnucklez (@MonkeeKnucklez) April 8, 2021
BREAKING: “matt gaetz never sex trafficked me” says woman whose paychecks are signed by matt gaetz
— amy brown (@arb) April 8, 2021
You’d think if they truly supported you, they would have added their names.
— Merisa (@HeyRisa) April 8, 2021
Matt you lie all the time, often and publicly. I hope this isn’t a statement you’re trying to use as a way to help clear your name, because as soon as people get to this part they’re gonna lol pic.twitter.com/D7zoe8jWSc
— Mankrik’s Wife (@Marty_Shannon) April 8, 2021
It’s damning that none of these female staffers signed their names on this statement. Ultimately, the evidence is against Gaetz and he should start preparing for prison.
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