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Greene Wants Congress' Highest Honor for Rittenhouse

Teen who killed 2 men is 'a hero who defended his community,' she says

(Newser) - 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 Rittenhouse: Gaetz Intern?

Congressman, Newsmax host apparently both want teen as an intern

(Newser) - 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'...

Gaetz Has a Low-Key Wedding
Matt Gaetz Marries

Matt Gaetz Marries

Ginger Luckey and GOP lawmaker have small ceremony on Catalina

(Newser) - 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...

Matt Gaetz's New Targets: Paul Ryan, Fox News

Fla. congressman slams former House speaker, a fellow Republican

(Newser) - Matt Gaetz's new podcast debuted Thursday, and he used his inaugural episode of Firebrand 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

Florida lawmaker says he wants conservatorship laws changed

(Newser) - 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. "...

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

(Newser) - 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

News comes just days after friend's plea deal

(Newser) - 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 Sex Trafficking
Gaetz Ally Admits
Sex Trafficking

Gaetz Ally Admits Sex Trafficking

Taking prosecutors' deal, Joel Greenberg enters 6 guilty pleas

(Newser) - 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

Former associate of Fla. congressman agrees to plead guilty to sex trafficking, including of a minor

(Newser) - 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...

Bad News for Gaetz: Plea Deal Is Coming

Former Florida tax collector Joel Greenberg could spill incriminating details

(Newser) - 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 Orlando Sentinel . While no details have surfaced about the deal, it raises the prospect that Greenberg will testify against Gaetz,...

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

(Newser) - 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...

Greene Plans Caucus Built on 'Anglo-Saxon Traditions'

Other Republicans attack group's 'nativist dog whistles'

(Newser) - 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
Gaetz Going on
Ad Blitz Against CNN

Gaetz Going on Ad Blitz Against CNN

As new details continue to emerge in growing scandal

(Newser) - 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 Joel Greenberg Is Seeking a Plea Deal

And more of the latest in Matt Gaetz investigation

(Newser) - 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 Washington Post , and in doing so, he's reportedly been giving information to federal law enforcement authorities since last...

Matt Gaetz Tells Trump Backers He Won't Retreat

Speech was to Women for America First at Doral in Miami

(Newser) - "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...

Ethics Panel to Investigate Matt Gaetz

Florida lawmaker hires a pair of defense lawyers

(Newser) - 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 Washington Post reports, involving "sexual...

'Matt Gaetz Wants to "Date" Your Child,' Says Billboard

Florida congressman takes increasing heat over DoJ probe

(Newser) - 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...

Gaetz Friend Appears to Be Cooperating

Lawyers in Joel Greenberg's hearing say they expect a plea deal

(Newser) - 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

Sources say marijuana entrepreneur may have paid for accommodation, escorts

(Newser) - 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

It's not clear whether the congressman knew he was under investigation at the time

(Newser) - 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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