Things are not looking great for Republican Matt Gaetz, whose deeply bizarre underage sex trafficking scandal continues to grow worse by the day. The most recent reports show that Gaetz sent sums of money to a suspected sex trafficker, Joel Greenberg, who then sent the money to young women for “school” and “tuition” — but you don’t need a degree to figure out what was really going on.
Greenberg currently faces 33 counts, including sex trafficking of a minor, stalking, bribery, and defrauding COVID-19 relief programs. With the colossal amount of prison time hanging over his head, it’s almost certain that Greenberg is going to spill the beans on his party buddy Matt Gaetz — and we have a funny feeling that the mysterious payments to a 17-year-old are just the tip of the iceberg.
Despite the extremely creepy and predatory nature of the accusations against him, Gaetz continues to behave as if he’s being punished for offending liberals instead of allegedly violating sex trafficking laws.
On Saturday afternoon, Gaetz published a defiant statement claiming that he was a “cancelled man” and persecuted by the Deep State before switching into an astonishingly lazy and transparent attempt to ape Trump’s populist schtick.
I may be a canceled man in some corners. I may even be a wanted man by the Deep State.
But I hear the millions of Americans who feel forgotten, canceled, ignored, marginalized and targeted.
I draw confidence knowing that the silent majority is growing louder every day.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 10, 2021
Sure, Matt Gaetz. If there’s one thing millions of Americans can empathize with, it’s being under federal investigation for sex trafficking underage girls with your drinking buddies. Who among us has not showed off nude photographs of women on the floor of Congress or played a “Harry Potter” sex game with low-level Florida politicians? Truly a man of the people.
Social media was not impressed with Gaetz’s little display of bravado:
This holy martyr for the people is a guy even Bill Barr didn’t want to be in photos with. https://t.co/32m2fTh0HC
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) April 10, 2021
I hear millions of Americans who feel that you need to stop paying tuition to women so they will fuck you, rather than, say, you keeping your wallet in your pocket and fucking yourself instead. https://t.co/YC4v61seog
— David Simon (@AoDespair) April 10, 2021
“It is me, Matt Gaetz, the brave martyr fighting for the little guy by Venmoing cash to anyone who will fuck me for money.” https://t.co/iFGJB0mx9k
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) April 10, 2021
Trumpers don’t even support you. pic.twitter.com/LpT2NVE3lt
— WaterBluSky (@MsMariaT) April 10, 2021
Did the silent majority also groom underage girls? Because maybe the DOJ needs more staff to handle all those convictions
— Liberal Wombat in TX (@LiberalWombat) April 10, 2021
Whenever someone evokes 'the silent majority' I always assume they really mean imaginary supporters. "All these people who you can't see or hear agree with me". A sure sign that someone knows they have no leg to stand on.
— Richard Littler (@richard_littler) April 10, 2021
Is this the corner you’re canceled in? pic.twitter.com/ysoe6RFdvw
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) April 10, 2021
Don't you have a prom-posal to plan
— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) April 10, 2021