Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz Refuses To Resign In Defiant Op-Ed: I Am ‘Not A Criminal’

The Trump-aligned Republican wrote in a column for The Washington Examiner that he’s “not a monk.”

Huffington Post

By Lee Moran

Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) defended himself against allegations of sex trafficking and a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl with a defiant op-ed in which he declared he was “absolutely not resigning” from Congress.

“Let me first remind everyone that I am a representative in Congress, not a monk, and certainly not a criminal,” Gaetz, a close ally of ex-President Donald Trump, began his column in The Washington Examiner on Monday.

“Since I’m taking my turn under the gun, let me address the allegations against me directly. First, I have never, ever paid for sex. And second, I, as an adult man, have not slept with a 17-year-old,” wrote Gaetz.

Publish : 2021-04-06 20:54:00

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