“Bombshell” Drops On Boebert Bestie Matt Gaetz

UPDATE: For posterity, here’s Reps. Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert yucking it up on Steve Bannon’s War Room in mid-March:

Friendly enough then. How are things now?

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Reps. Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert in happier times.

As CNN reports, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida’s no-good very bad April got a hell of a lot worse yesterday, after the Daily Beast released new information in the sex trafficking investigation you could have guessed Gaetz was a target of just by looking at him (seriously, just look at him). If the “confession letter” from Gaetz’s similarly icky sexcapade buddy Joel Greenberg to GOP kingpin Roger Stone while seeking a pardon from President Donald Trump is accurate, Gaetz’s goose sure appears to be cooked:

Joel Greenberg, a central figure in the ongoing investigation into Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, wrote in a letter obtained by The Daily Beast that he and Gaetz paid for sex with multiple women, including a minor who was 17 at the time…

“On more than one occasion, this individual was involved in sexual activities with several of the other girls, the congressman from Florida’s 1st Congressional District and myself,” Greenberg wrote in the letter in reference to the minor, according to The Daily Beast.

“From time to time, gas money or gifts, rent or partial tuition payments were made to several of these girls, including the individual who was not yet 18. I did see the acts occur firsthand and Venmo transactions, Cash App or other payments were made to these girls on behalf of the Congressman.”

Undeterred, Rep. Gaetz is gearing up for a nationwide “America First” speaking tour with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene herself, who is curiously untroubled by allegations of child sex trafficking that we assume if made against a Democrat would be extremely important to her–Washington Examiner:

Firebrand Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia are teaming up to start an “America First Tour” of rallies around the country.

The premiere event will be next week, on May 7 in Florida at The Villages, the world’s largest retiree playground with a reliably Republican base.

“There are millions of Americans who need to know they still have advocates in Washington D.C., and the America First movement is consistently growing and fighting,” Gaetz said in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner Thursday. “The issues that motivate us include ending America’s forever-wars, fixing the border Joe Biden broke on day one, prioritizing Americans not illegal migrants, reshoring industries sold to foreign adversaries, ensuring real election integrity, and taking on the threat of the Chinese Communist Party. These issues are bigger than any one election and we remain ready to take our party and our country back.”

Much like Gaetz’s friend and mentor Donald Trump, the strategy appears to be to shovel so much red meat at the base that they forget all about the child sex trafficking stuff. Now, you might think that getting the far-right “QAnon” Republican base to ignore child sex trafficking, an issue they are ostensibly very concerned about, is a lot to ask. But the sad truth is that the child sex trafficking Gaetz is under investigation for is downright pedestrian compared to a global conspiracy theory connecting the world’s secret pedophile elite to a pizza joint in Washington, D.C. It’s just not going to faze them.

With all of this in mind, there’s just one question left to ask: where is Rep. Lauren Boebert in all this? Boebert came into Congress as a ready-made ally for Gaetz, appearing jointly on cable news to decry Democratic “cancel culture” back in January. But as Gaetz’s scandals began to dominate headlines in the last few weeks, Boebert and Gaetz’s fast friendship seems to have cooled considerably–with Boebert declining to even acknowledge her and Gaetz’s home state of Florida are in the same country as Colorado. Will Boebert appear at Gaetz “America First” tour stops out West? If not, why not?

There’s more story here, and we’ll be watching for it.

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  1. Diogenesdemar says:

    So the reports of pedophilia, much like the reports of election fraud, from Q and others were correct (. . . sorta’)?  They just got the parties, ummmm, maybe a little mixed up?? . . .

    . . . We have met the evil, and he is them.

    (Anyone else notice that “Q” occurs just before “R” in some secret-code alphabets — Fluffy notwithstanding — must be some kind of hidden message there? . . . Happy 4302021, Matt! — you sick twisted GOPer phuck)

    • MichaelBowman says:

      Two kooks, one of which is under investigation for statutory rape.  Welcome to the new GQP:

      • MattC says:

        I think a more accurate description is statutory trafficing and rape

        It always bothers me when different types of rape, or sexual assault, are described because it implies that some rape is real and other kinds are … something else, less real.

        forcible (usually considered 'real')
        drug facilitated (well, who put themselves in a position to be drugged?)
        incapacitated  (well, who allowed themself to be incapacitated?)
        statutory (sure, it is a 'crime' because some politician somewhere voted to make it a crime, but c'mon (also known as the McMurphy or "what was she wearing" defense))
        etc

        All crime, including rape, is statutory, right? I mean, if there is no law defining something as a crime, it is not a crime.

         

    • MichaelBowman says:

      If you listen close enough you can hear the gears inside *ucker Carlson's head slipping: 

      • Genghis says:

        Remember that fluff interview Rapin' Roy Moore did with Hannity years ago, the one in which Hannity asked whether ol' Roy dated 13-year-olds when he was an adult and Roy shot himself in the dick by responding, "Not generally"?

        Yeah, I didn't remember it either, until this clip brought it back to mind.

        • MattC says:

          I remember that interview with Judge Moore. I remember initially being surprised that it did not end his career.

          He won the Republican nomination. Then he won 650,000+ votes in the general and lost by ~ 1%.

          I remember coming to the realization partly based on that interview that white men having sex with young girls is widely accepted in America.

           

          • Genghis says:

            My "favorite" defense from Alabama Republicans was something along the lines of, "Child, shmild. Back in Jesus' day, 14 was middle-aged." As you pointed out, it came about this –> <– close to succeeding.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      I'm pretty sure he wasn't referring to 'Jared from Subway' Jared, but on the other hand, he'd come with some value experiences to share with Gaetz. 

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    It is SO confusing. 

    Gaetz is getting in trouble because there ARE receipts and his friend is able to accurately describe what was going on.

    Boebert got in trouble because there WERE NOT receipts and as best I can tell, no friend (or campaign worker) is able to clearly describe what was going on. 

    Seems like conservative performing politicians just can't win the news cycles outside a small circle of media willing to concentrate on what is REALLY important, like the "dog bites staffer" story at the White House.

     

  3. MattC says:

    I would be surprised if he sees prison time. 

    Sex with a 17 yr old girl, even paid sex, even trafficed 17 year old girl (s) seems like it could be career damaging, but actual prison time seems doubtful.

    • MartinMark says:

      Well, prostitution, particularly with a minor, used to be career-limiting for Congress-critters.  However, in the contemporary GOP, it’s probably a clever fundraising ploy.

      But yeah, interstate sex trafficking with a minor, that’s gonna leave a mark on your criminal record. (*)

      * Unless you are Lauren Boebert, in which case you simply opt out of your own trial.

      • MartinMark says:

        .. and, unfortunately for Gaetz, the Florida GOP shot its wad bailing out Epstein.  There will be no Acosta parachuting in to fix this.  Pretty sure Barr won't be returning his calls.  And Rudy's already got his hands full.

        • MattC says:

          I used to read a lot of maps, so I like the cartographic metaphor. The way I read this map, is Bob and Rudy are not the calls he needs returned.

          He needs the investigation handed off to the state and then Adrian, or even Ron, to return his calls. Or he needs a friendly Jason (Coody) to return his calls.

          You are correct about Epstein, may he RIP.  Ghislaine remains to be seen.

  4. unnamed says:

    Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida’s no-good very bad April got a hell of a lot worse yesterday

     

    So much worse, Gaetz will be shouting "May Day May Day" soon.

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