Rep. Matt Gaetz is finding it hard to find friends within his own party as details emerge about the federal investigation looking into his activities.
That would appear to extend to his staff, as it was announced on Friday that Luke Ball, the Florida Republican’s congressional communications director, has stepped down.
In a statement, Gaetz’s office said: “The Office of Congressman Matt Gaetz and Luke Ball have agreed that it would be best to part ways. We thank him for his time in our office, and we wish him the best moving forward.”
Ball resigned from his position “out of principle,” NBC reported on Friday. Ball did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s requests for comment.
Ball worked in Gaetz’s congressional office starting in 2018, starting as a scheduler and then serving as a press assistant to the director of communications. In November 2020, he started a digital production company called RightLife