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Greene Wants Congress'
Highest Honor for Rittenhouse
Nov 25, 2021 7:19 AM CST
Greene Wants Congress' Highest Honor for Rittenhouse
Teen who killed 2 men is 'a hero who defended his community,' she says
- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to see Kyle Rittenhouse join George Washington, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Dalai Lama in receiving the legislative branch's highest honor. The Republican congresswoman introduced a bill Tuesday to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two people...
Next Stop for
Nov 18, 2021 7:33 AM CST
Next Stop for Rittenhouse: Gaetz Intern?
Congressman, Newsmax host apparently both want teen as an intern
- Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz says Kyle Rittenhouse has helped the country. Now, he's suggesting he'll give the 18-year-old—on trial for murder after fatally shooting two people and injuring another during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wis., last year—a chance to do more. "He'...
Matt Gaetz Marries
Aug 22, 2021 10:40 AM CDT
Matt Gaetz Marries
Ginger Luckey and GOP lawmaker have small ceremony on Catalina
- US Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida eloped to Southern California, marrying his girlfriend Ginger Luckey on Saturday in a small ceremony on Catalina Island. The 39-year-old Republican, who is under investigation as part of a sex trafficking probe, announced the wedding on his personal Twitter page, the AP reports. He...
Aug 6, 2021 8:04 AM CDT
Matt Gaetz's New Targets: Paul Ryan, Fox News
Fla. congressman slams former House speaker, a fellow Republican
- Matt Gaetz's new podcast debuted Thursday, and he used his inaugural episode of
to go after a former GOP bigwig. Mediaite reports the Republican congressman from Florida used part of his time to lament how far Fox News, where he used to be a regular commentator, has fallen....
Gaetz Asks Britney Spears
to Testify Before Congress
Jul 1, 2021 4:15 PM CDT
Gaetz Asks Britney Spears to Testify Before Congress
Florida lawmaker says he wants conservatorship laws changed
- A week after she testified in a Los Angeles court, singer Britney Spears has been invited to appear before Congress. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz wrote a letter asking Spears to testify on Capitol Hill about her conservatorship, Politico reports, telling her she's been mistreated by the legal system. "...
Grand Plan to Work
for Newsmax Foiled
Jun 8, 2021 7:18 AM CDT
Source: Gaetz's Grand Plan to Work for Newsmax Foiled by Newsmax
Spokesperson for conservative outlet says Florida congressman was turned down for a job
- In March, rumors started floating that Matt Gaetz, currently caught up in a sex trafficking scandal that has him being investigated for allegedly paying for sex with a minor, was eyeing a new career away from Capitol Hill—specifically, a job with the conservative outlet Newsmax, sources told Axios at...
Matt Gaetz's Ex Reportedly
Cooperating With Authorities
May 22, 2021 1:00 PM CDT
Matt Gaetz's Ex Reportedly Cooperating With Authorities
News comes just days after friend's plea deal
- A woman Rep. Matt Gaetz used to date, who has known him since 2017, is cooperating with authorities, CNN reports. Gaetz, a Republican congressman from Florida serving his third term, is embroiled in a sex trafficking scandal. He’s been accused of paying for sex with a minor and taking...
Gaetz Ally Admits
May 17, 2021 5:10 PM CDT
Gaetz Ally Admits Sex Trafficking
Taking prosecutors' deal, Joel Greenberg enters 6 guilty pleas
- Joel Greenberg, the former county tax collector at the center of a federal sex trafficking investigation along with Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, took prosecutors' plea deal Monday, admitting to six federal crimes. Changing his pleas from "not guilty" reduced the number of federal counts Greenberg faced from 33, the...
Move by Joel Greenberg an
'Ominous Sign' for Matt Gaetz
May 15, 2021 6:00 AM CDT
Move by Joel Greenberg an 'Ominous Sign' for Matt Gaetz
Former associate of Fla. congressman agrees to plead guilty to sex trafficking, including of a minor
- The potential bad news that's been looming over Matt Gaetz just got worse. The
New York Times
reports that Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector and associate of the Florida congressman, has agreed to plead guilty to sex trafficking, including of a 17-year-old girl, and to cooperate with the...
May 13, 2021 2:05 PM CDT
Bad News for Gaetz: Plea Deal Is Coming
Former Florida tax collector Joel Greenberg could spill incriminating details
- This is not the legal development Matt Gaetz had been hoping for in Florida: His associate Joel Greenberg is expected to plead guilty on Monday in federal court, reports the
. While no details have surfaced about the deal, it raises the prospect that Greenberg will testify against Gaetz,...
Just Threw Gaetz
Under the Bus
Apr 30, 2021 7:24 AM CDT
Daily Beast: Associate's Letter Just Threw Gaetz Under the Bus
Congressman paid for sex with multiple girls, including a minor, Joel Greenberg confesses in note
- Word on the DOJ investigation into GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz and associate Joel Greenberg over possible violations of federal sex-trafficking laws has been quiet over the past couple of weeks. That changed Thursday with an update from the Daily Beast . It got its hands on three drafts of a confessional...
Caucus Built on
Apr 17, 2021 1:50 PM CDT
Greene Plans Caucus Built on 'Anglo-Saxon Traditions'
Other Republicans attack group's 'nativist dog whistles'
- Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, who is not on any congressional committees , is forming her own "America First" caucus based on "Anglo-Saxon political traditions." Membership hasn't been announced, but Rep. Barry Moore of Alabama said he's interested, as is Rep. Louie Gohmert. Rep....
Gaetz Going on
Ad Blitz Against CNN
Apr 15, 2021 3:00 AM CDT
Gaetz Going on Ad Blitz Against CNN
As new details continue to emerge in growing scandal
- Matt Gaetz is wasting no time putting that Project Veritas footage to use: It will be featured in an ad the Florida congressman will start running to combat the negative press he's currently getting. The footage captures a CNN staffer talking about the network playing up Gaetz "propaganda"...
Yep, Gaetz Pal
Is Seeking a
Apr 14, 2021 12:37 AM CDT
Yep, Gaetz Pal Joel Greenberg Is Seeking a Plea Deal
And more of the latest in Matt Gaetz investigation
- Joel Greenberg, an associate of Matt Gaetz, is indeed cooperating with the Justice Department investigation focused on them both, sources say. Greenberg is seeking a plea deal, a source tells the
, and in doing so, he's reportedly been giving information to federal law enforcement authorities since last...
Apr 10, 2021 1:55 PM CDT
Matt Gaetz Tells Trump Backers He Won't Retreat
Speech was to Women for America First at Doral in Miami
- "Firebrands don't retreat," Rep. Matt Gaetz told a sympathetic crowd Friday night in Florida, "especially when the battle for the soul of our country calls." The Florida congressman, who is under investigation for possible crimes including sex trafficking, reassured a small Women for America First...
Apr 9, 2021 3:58 PM CDT
Ethics Panel to Investigate Matt Gaetz
Florida lawmaker hires a pair of defense lawyers
- Rep. Matt Gaetz now faces another investigation, this one by the House Ethics Committee. The Florida Republican already is being investigated by the Justice Department on sex trafficking allegations. The Democratic-controlled committee's announcement Friday referred to a list of accusations against Gaetz, the
reports, involving "sexual...
Wants to "Date"
Apr 9, 2021 4:00 AM CDT
'Matt Gaetz Wants to "Date" Your Child,' Says Billboard
Florida congressman takes increasing heat over DoJ probe
- The Matt Gaetz controversy gave an anti-Trump political action committee a reason to put up a quite controversial billboard in Florida: "Matt Gaetz wants to 'date' your child," reads the billboard paid for by the liberal Mad Dog PAC. It's a reference, of course, to the...
Appears to Be
Apr 8, 2021 6:20 PM CDT
Gaetz Friend Appears to Be Cooperating
Lawyers in Joel Greenberg's hearing say they expect a plea deal
- Lawyers for both sides seemed to indicate in a Florida court hearing Thursday that a former Seminole County tax collector is cooperating with prosecutors—a development that could provide a major boost to the investigation of US Rep. Matt Gaetz. Joel Greenberg faces a host of charges, including sex trafficking...
Report: Feds Are Looking Into
Alleged Gaetz Bahamas Trip
Apr 8, 2021 4:59 AM CDT
Report: Feds Are Looking Into Alleged Gaetz Bahamas Trip
Sources say marijuana entrepreneur may have paid for accommodation, escorts
- Rep. Matt Gaetz may have violated federal law in more ways than one with an alleged trip to the Bahamas with a marijuana entrepreneur. Sources tell CBS that federal investigators looking into the trip suspect that Jason Pirozzolo, a Florida hand surgeon who is chairman of the board of the...
Sources: Matt Gaetz Wanted
Blanket Pardon From Trump
Apr 7, 2021 5:01 AM CDT
Sources: Matt Gaetz Wanted Blanket Pardon From Trump
It's not clear whether the congressman knew he was under investigation at the time
- As then-President Trump's term wound down, Matt Gaetz, one of Trump's staunchest allies, privately asked for a blanket pre-emptive pardon, two sources tell the
New York Times
. The Florida congressman also allegedly asked the White House for the same thing for some of his allies in Congress, though...
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