Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is now resorting to blaming his sex trafficking scandal on the imaginary “Deep State” as evidence continues to pile up against him.
Gaetz is the subject of a sex trafficking investigation by the Justice Department, which is working to determine if Gaetz brought an underage girl across state lines for sex. Since the revelation of the probe, evidence has surfaced of Gaetz paying women for sex and being involved in a fake ID scheme. Gaetz’s longtime associate Joel Greenberg is also ready to strike a plea deal that could include him flipping on Gaetz.
Of course, Gaetz is desperately trying to evade the scandal, even offering an unsigned statement of support supposedly written by female staffers in his office.
That didn’t go over well at all. So now Gaetz is insisting that he’s being framed by the “Deep State.”
I may be a canceled man in some corners. I may even be a wanted man by the Deep State.
But I hear the millions of Americans who feel forgotten, canceled, ignored, marginalized and targeted.
I draw confidence knowing that the silent majority is growing louder every day.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 10, 2021
Seriously? This is pathetic. The sex trafficking investigation against Gaetz was started during the Trump administration with former Attorney General Bill Barr’s approval. Also, the evidence against him is damning, including Venmo receipts showing payments made to young women.
Playing the “Deep State” card is so pathetic that Twitter users took Gaetz to the woodshed.
Is this the corner you’re canceled in? pic.twitter.com/ysoe6RFdvw
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) April 10, 2021
You’re not wanted by the “deep state”…
more like the FBI.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) April 10, 2021
I’ll decode for sane folks:
“Deep state” is code for anybody in the government who has a loyalty to the country rather than to specific politicians or parties.
The so-called “silent majority” are neither silent, nor are they a majority.
The majority spoke. Biden won.
— Liberal Honey Badger (@honeybadgermuma) April 10, 2021
Your lawyers need to tell you to remain silent.
— Irishrygirl (@irishrygirl) April 10, 2021
The deep state, Matty Fivehead?
The investigation into you was opened during the former guy’s administration.
While Bill Barr was the AG.
And the so called, “silent majority” didn’t show up to re-elect the clown who btw, refused you a preemptive blanket pardon.
Good luck! pic.twitter.com/bOWmruFAC6
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) April 10, 2021
Imagine being so stupid that you Venmo the cash for your sex trafficking stuff, and then you cry about the “deep state” blah blah.
Here’s this Gaetz tweet in a gif: pic.twitter.com/HYus1SMVzC
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) April 10, 2021
Deep State is the omnibus MAGA excuse for finding yourself in Deep 💩.
— Oaf Spotter (@theoafuloffice) April 10, 2021
Everyone needs to understand that the “Silent Majority” is NOT the right. The right is the obnoxiously loud minority. If you were the maj. your boycotts would work and you wouldn’t need to restrict access to voting to win.
— EvaLou1011 (@ELou1011) April 10, 2021
The only thing growing every day is the size of your potential prison sentence as more and more crimes are revealed.
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) April 10, 2021
Do you think it’s weird that your scandal could be so historic that it makes its way into a history textbook and one day your girlfriend has to read that chapter for homework
— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@MattNegrin) April 10, 2021
New Republican take: prison is cancel culture
— TheOriginalBB (@TheOriginal_BB) April 10, 2021
If Gaetz didn’t do anything illegal, why did he seek a blanket pardon from disgraced former President Donald Trump? In the end, Gaetz only has himself to blame and no amount of scapegoating will save him.
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