Matt Gaetz Probed For Drug & Women Accusations

The House Ethics Committee recently revealed in a statement on Tuesday that the status of its investigation of GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida on allegations ranging from sexual misconduct, drug use and obstruction via WSJ.



The statement noted there has been a “significant and unusual amount of public reporting on the Committee’s activities this Congress,” and stated “much of that reporting has been inaccurate.” The panel also disclosed which allegations it is continuing to review about Gaetz and which it is not.

As per the release, the committee is still examining whether Gaetz might have “engaged in sexual misconduct and illicit drug use, accepted improper gifts, dispensed special privileges and favors to individuals with whom he had a personal relationship, and sought to obstruct government investigations of his conduct.”

The committee spoke with over a dozen witnesses and reviewing thousands of pages of documents and said it has found that some allegations merit further review, and it also “identified additional allegations.” The statement acknowledged “the difficulty in obtaining relevant information from Representative Gaetz and others.”

The panel is not taking any further actions on the allegations that Gaetz “may have shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds to personal use, and/or accepted a bribe or improper gratuity.”

CBS News reported in January that investigators with the committee appeared to be taking a deeper look at a closed federal probe into Gaetz. The Justice Department last year refused to charge Gaetz in its sex trafficking investigation.

The four-term congressman has been under investigation for several years to determine if he violated sex trafficking laws and obstructed justice in that probe. Gaetz stated that he has never paid for sex nor had sex with an underage girl. The Ethics Committee put its probe on hold as the Justice Department investigation unfolded.

On Monday, before the committee released its statement, Gaetz accused the panel of “now opening new frivolous investigations,” and he blamed former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Gaetz led the charge to oust McCarthy last year.

“The House Ethics Committee has closed four probes into me, which emerged from lies intended solely to smear me,” he wrote on X.

“Instead of working with me to ban Congressional stock trading, the Ethics Committee is now opening new frivolous investigations. They are doing this to avoid the obvious fact that every investigation into me ends the same way: my exoneration. This is Soviet. Kevin McCarthy showed them the man, and they are now trying to find the crime. I work for Northwest Floridians who won’t be swayed by this nonsense and McCarthy and his goons know it.”

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