At a hearing of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) got a painful reminder of the fact that he’s under investigation for sexually trafficking young girls.
The committee was meeting to discuss a criminal referral for Steve Bannon to be held in contempt of Congress after he refused to testify before the January 6 Select Committee.
Gaetz was present as a witness to defend Bannon and argue against holding him in contempt when Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) hinted at the accusations that have been made against the Florida congressman.
Torres began by remarking:
And then she brought the shade, making it clear what she thought about Gaetz and the charges against him by noting:
Ouch! That burn is going to leave a mark.
On Monday, Gaetz got more bad news when a federal judge agreed to delay the sentencing of his former “wingman,” Joel Greenberg for another four months because he’s providing so much information to prosecutors:
Federal prosecutors told the judge they needed more time due to the breadth of leads Greenberg has handed over and the “number of lines of investigations” investigators are pursuing.
“This is obviously not a normal situation,” U.S. attorney Roger Handberg told the judge. “Mr. Greenberg is a prolific criminal.”
“Mr. Greenberg was not alone,” Handberg added. “This is an unusual situation with a number of lines of investigation we are pursuing.”
Everywhere he turns, Gaetz is getting reminded of the fact that he could wind up spending the rest of his life in prison for his actions with a 17-year-old girl. It couldn’t possibly happen to a more deserving douchebag.