Matt Gaetz Could be in Even More Trouble as His Case Takes Another Turn
America got to know Matt Gaetz pretty well during Donald Trump’s time in office. The Florida congressman attached himself to the former president, attending events with Trump and defending him like a pit bull.
And since Trump has been out of office, the spotlight has continued to shine on Gaetz, but for all the wrong reasons. Weeks ago, it was revealed that the Florida Rep. was being investigated for possible sex trafficking. And according to a new report from Politico, there could be other charges for Gaetz to worry about as well.
Marc Caputo notes that the congressman could be charged with obstruction after new information arose from a witness who spoke with prosecutors.The Politico scribe reports:
“The obstruction inquiry stems from a phone call the witness had with Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend. At some point during the conversation, the ex-girlfriend patched Gaetz into the call, sources said. While it’s unknown exactly what was said, the discussion on that call is central to whether prosecutors can charge Gaetz with obstructing justice, which makes it illegal to suggest that a witness in a criminal case lie or give misleading testimony.”
Often when a Republican is accused of wrong-doing, the party rallies around them. This hasn’t been the case with Gaetz as very few of his colleagues have been willing to speak on his behalf. The Florida Rep. is currently traveling around the country and holding rallies with Marjorie Taylor Greene, another controversial Republican.