For those of you playing at home, be sure and make a note that on October 20, 2021, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) officially jumped the shark, went all-in on the ultimate conspiracy theory, and basically admitted that he knows he’s about to be indicted and taken into custody on charges of sexually trafficking a minor girl.
Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday evening, Gaetz claimed that someone had recently sent him a message via Twitter saying that a contract had been taken out on him and he would likely be killed in the near future, according to Mediaite:
“I think someone may be trying to kill me. If they are successful, I would like my constituents and my family to know who stopped their arrest.”
The congressman then said a Twitter user had sent him a message which read:
“I lived in Portland. Portland has ordered a hit on you. I accepted the contract. Have a good day.”
Saying that he had alerted Capitol Police, who recommended the alleged assailant be arrested, Gaetz then asserted that the Justice Department had “refused to do so.”
“It is just yet another example of the Department of Justice having a double standard. If my name weren’t Gaetz, if it were Omar or Tlaib, you bet this person would have been arrested. Because that’s what the Capitol Police recommended. But the Department of Justice doesn’t seem to care so much when it’s Republicans.”
Gaetz’s absurd speech comes just two days after a federal judge agreed to delay the sentencing of former Seminole County, Florida, tax collector Joel Greenberg, who has been called Gaetz’s “wingman,” and is now cooperating with federal prosecutors. Greenberg is providing so much information that his sentencing will now be held in March of next year.
It’s safe to say we can expect more craziness and attempts to change the subject from Gaetz as federal law enforcement gets closer to putting him behind bars.
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