Matt Gaetz is desperate, and he’s already acting like a guilty man.
The Florida Republican congressman is facing charges of sexually trafficking underage girls, so he decided he’d hire attorneys who have experience defending others who have exploited young girls in the past, according to The Washington Post:
“Rep. Matt Gaetz’s campaign paid $25,000 in June to a Manhattan criminal defense attorney who lists Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who killed himself in prison, as a notable client, according to a filing Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.
“The Florida Republican and acolyte of former president Donald Trump is under investigation for possible sex trafficking of a minor. A spokesman for Gaetz did not address the payment but touted the congressman’s fundraising haul, which totaled more than $1.3 million in the second quarter of the year.
“The June payment, for legal consulting, went to the law office of Marc Fernich, whose website says he specializes in ‘subtle, novel and creative arguments that other attorneys may miss.'”
Subtle, novel, and creative. Three words that will never be associated with Gaetz, who continues to tour the country with fellow disgraced member of Congress, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who has be stripped of her committee assignments by GOP leadership in the House.
Rather than address the fact that Gaetz is now employing the same attorney that was once on the payroll of Jeffrey Epstein — who was also a longtime friend of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump — Harlan Hill, a spokesperson for the Florida Republican, bragged:
Those same donors are likely to abandon Gaetz just as soon as he’s indicted and charged with crimes that could send him to prison for the rest of his life if he’s found guilty.
So congrats, Matty boy! Your fundraising is going great, and the rest of your life is shit. That’s what you get for hanging out at high schools and paying girls to go on dates with you.