This has been quite a tumultuous year for controversial Florida congressman Matt Gaetz. In late March, news broke that Gaetz was considering leaving congress to become a political pundit at Newsmax.
Days later, the reason behind the Rep’s hasty plans were made clear. The Department of Justice was investigating Gaetz on possible sex trafficking charges.
The congressman also married his fiancee Ginger Luckey. The quick arrangement, though, led some to believe that Luckey was making sure that she wouldn’t have to testify against her now husband.
And according to a new report from Business Insider, the nuptials could not have happened without Donald Trump. Gaetz apparently asked Trump for permission before getting engaged.
The congressman had met Luckey at Mar-a-Lago back in March of 2020. He proposed to her in December of the same year at the country club. He needed Trump’s blessing first, though. Gaetz remarked, “You never want to upstage the big guy.” He also relays that the former president called the couple a “dynamic duo,” and sent over a bottle of Trump champage.
Despite the happiness of the wedding, Gaetz’s future looks turbulent. His friend Joel Greenberg, rumored to be involved in sex trafficking with Gaetz, has reached a deal with the Department of Justice.
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