Gaetz has been defiant since it was revealed that he is potentially serious charges and legal expert Nancy Erika Smith says that could hurt his case in the long run.
Smith made the comments while appearing on Ari Melber’s MSNBC program. She began, “We have sex trafficking of a minor that’s — actually we have an eye witness. It’s funny that he talks about fake IDs because he’s charged with aggravated ID theft for giving fake IDs. In fact, Vanity Fair is reporting that he made fake ids to facilitate commercial sex, that that’s one of the aspects of the investigation. So, you know this very predatory behavior from men in their late 30s towards very young women, college-aged, right out of high school using power and wealth….I mean, this is Epstein-level predatory sexual behavior.”
The legal expert continued, “The next piece they’re looking at Gaetz’s former girlfriend as possibly a cooperating witness,” Smith continued. “She became his girlfriend while she was an intern, also a college-age girl, in Congress. She was on the famous Bahamas trip where the 17-year-old was there along with many young girls.”
Smith closed her comments, “Gaetz is like a lawyer’s worst nightmare. He’s out there being a loudmouth saying things on Tucker Carlson, ‘Well, you met the girl. You met the woman.’ Tucker Carlson of course says no.”
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