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[BREAKING] House Ethics Committee Opens Investigations Against Gaetz and Reed

 

 

The House Ethics Committee announced Friday it was opening separate investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz and Tom Reed. The announcement comes amid a Department of Justice investigation into Gaetz’s travel to the Bahamas with women, and specifically whether those women were paid to travel for sex, which could violate federal law.

Federal investigators are also looking into whether Gaetz and one of his associates used the internet to search for women they could pay for sex.

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Tom Reed, a Republican from western New York, was accused last month of rubbing a female lobbyist’s back and unhooking her bra without her consent in 2017. He later apologized to the woman and announced that he will not run for re-election next year.

FILE – In this Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, file photo, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The House Ethics Committee’s statement acknowledges the accusations against Gaetz but stresses the investigation is not an acknowledgment of any guilt. Among the accusations listed are sexual misconduct, illicit drug use, sharing nude images on the House floor, misusing identification records, campaign funds for personal use, and accepting bribes, improper gratuitites, and gifts.

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Twitter was thrilled with the latest development in what’s been dubbed “GaetzGate”.

Gaetz was still scheduled to speak Friday evening at the “Insurrection Reunion” at the Trump Doral at press time.

[This is a developing story, please check back for updates]



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