Defense lawyer Mark Richards says the Congress members are only trying to cash in on the teenager’s case, Insider reported.
“There’s a lot of people trying to profit on this, and I don’t think people should,” he told the site. “They’re raising money on it, and you have all these Republican congressmen saying, ‘Come work for me.’
“They want to trade on his celebrity, and I think it’s disgusting,” Richards said.
Rep. Pau Gosar of Arizona and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz were among the prominent GOP lawmakers who said they would like to hire the teen as an intern.