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Matt Gaetz Reportedly Being Investigated For Possible Sexual Relationship With 17-Year-Old Girl

Representative Matt Gaetz is reportedly under investigation.

The 38-year-old Republican congressman representing Florida is being investigated by the Justice Department over a possible sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, sources told the New York Times reported Tuesday (March 30).

The investigators are looking into whether Mr. Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, according to the report.

“A variety of federal statutes make it illegal to induce someone under 18 to travel over state lines to engage in sex in exchange for money or something of value. The Justice Department regularly prosecutes such cases, and offenders often receive severe sentences,” the news outlet reported.

It is unclear how the congressman met the girl, who is believed to be 17 at the time of their alleged encounter two years ago. The investigation began in the final months of the Trump administration under Attorney General William P. Barr, according to the report.

The three NYT sources also said that the investigation is part of a broader investigation into a political ally, a local official in Florida named Joel Greenberg, who was indicted last year on charges including sex trafficking of a child and financially supporting people in exchange for sex, at least one of whom was an underage girl.

No charges have been brought against the congressman.

“I only know that it has to do with women. I have a suspicion that someone is trying to recategorize my generosity to ex-girlfriends as something more untoward,” Gaetz said in a statement.

Last year, the Republican congressman from Florida was called out for the series of emojis he posted in response to a photo posted by Tiffany Trump, the daughter of Donald Trump.

Rep. Matt Gaetz Under Fire For What He Commented on Tiffany Trump's Photo

Matt Gaetz, a Republican congressman from Florida, is being called out for the series of emojis he posted in response to a photo posted by Tiffany Trump, the daughter of Donald Trump.

The 27-year-old First Daughter posted a photo of her in a red pantsuit and the 38-year-old Republican commented with the fire emoji, a red heart emoji, heart eye emoji, and thumbs up emoji.

CNN analyst and former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa commented, “Matt this is inappropriate and creepy.” Writer Charlotte Clymer posted, “Pretty sure she doesn’t wanna catch COVID from you. Also: you’re gross.” Daily Beast editor Molly Jong-Fast wrote, “Does this feel like a classy thing to be doing on the internet?”

Find out why Gaetz went viral over the weekend.

Rep. Matt Gaetz Denies Story About Him Contracting Coronavirus, But Admits He Has Antibodies

Matt Gaetz, a Republican congressman from Florida, is denying reports that he recently contracted coronavirus, but he admits that he does have antibodies.

One thing that a lot of people are pointing out on Twitter is that you can’t have antibodies without contracting the virus. The FDA says, “COVID-19 antibody tests can help identify people who may have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or have recovered from the COVID-19 infection.”

Politico reported, “Another high-profile member of the president’s circle tested positive: GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida told multiple people on Capitol Hill and in the White House that he too had contracted the virus.” The headline of the story was, “Another Trump ally contracted coronavirus.”

Gaetz responded to the story on Twitter by saying, “This story is false. I have the antibodies, not the virus. Politico DC is barely journalism.”

In his tweet, Gaetz says that he does not have the virus right now, though Politico doesn’t seem to have ever implied that he has the virus at this moment.

Gaetz went on a Twitter rant on Saturday morning (November 7), replying to many tweets about the story.

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Jon Cryer Fires Back at Politician Matt Gaetz Over 'Two & A Half Men' Diss

Jon Cryer is standing up for his role in the long-running series, Two and a Half Men, against politician Matt Gaetz.

The Twitter spat spiraled after Mr. Gaetz saw that Jon had shared given support for his opponent, Florida’s Democratic candidate Phil Ehrin.

“”Rep. @mattgaetz invited a white supremacist to the State of the Union, attempted to intimidate a federal witness, and endorsed a sociopathic bigot who applauded the deaths of migrants for congress,” Jon‘s tweet read, before his support of Ehrin was revealed.

After seeing Jon‘s tweet, Mr. Gaetz wrote that “Charlie Sheen totally carried two and a half men”, a dig at Jon‘s role of Alan, who he starred as for the show’s entirety.

The spat didn’t end there, as Jon defended his role in a follow up post.

“Is that why, after he left, it lasted for 4 more years and I won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy?” he wrote.

“What’s an Emmy? An award Hollywood gives itself? I win elections,” Mr. Gaetz replied back.

Jon let the fight go then, seeing it was not worth his time. However, he did clarify that his comment was not “meant as a slam on Charlie.”

“He was undeniably the star of the show. And a fantastic actor,” he wrote. “Despite his issues, we had many more highs than lows. But you can’t say he ‘carried’ a show that lasted four years without him.”

This other star got into a Twitter spat with another conservative correspondent earlier in the summer…

Rep. Matt Gaetz Says He Has a Cuban Son Named Nestor, Reveals More Details in New Interview

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz made headlines today after he revealed on Twitter that he has a son who was born in Cuba.

The 38-year-old Republican congressman opened up about his son Nestor Galban after a clash on the app with a Democratic congressman.

“For all those wondering, this is my son Nestor. We share no blood but he is my life. He came from Cuba (legally, of course) six years ago and lives with me in Florida,” Matt tweeted with the below photo. “I am so proud of him and raising him has been the best, most rewarding thing I’ve done in my life.”

Nestor turned 19 a few days ago & will be off to University. He arrived here at 12. As you can imagine, I was triggered when (to make an absurd debate point) a fellow congressman diminished the contributions of Republicans because we don’t raise non-white kids. Well, I have,” he added.

In a new interview with People, Matt said that he was dating Nestor‘s older sister and when Nestor was 12, he moved to the U.S. after his mother died of breast cancer. Nestor moved in with the couple and he has been living with Matt ever since, “except for an interruption during Nestor’s junior year after Gaetz and the sister broke up.”

Matt says that he has not formally adopted Nestor, but he “is my son in every conceivable way, and I can’t imagine loving him anymore if he was my own flesh and blood.”

“He is a part of my family story,” Matt said. “My work with Nestor, our family, no element of my public service could compare to the joy that our family has brought me.”