Matt Gaetz would lose House Judiciary gig if sex-trafficking claim true: Kevin McCarthy

Matt Gaetz would lose House Judiciary gig if sex-trafficking claim true: Kevin McCarthy


Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz would be removed from his position on the House Judiciary Committee if sex-trafficking allegations against him are found to be true, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday.

The New York Times on Tuesday revealed the Department of Justice is actively probing whether Gaetz, a Republican, had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and paid her to travel with him across state lines. Gaetz has denied the allegations “in the strongest possible terms.”

McCarthy, of California, told Fox News on Wednesday that he had not yet had a chance to speak with Gaetz, but that if the sex-trafficking accusations were founded, Gaetz would be removed from his Judiciary Committee post.

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“Those are serious implications,” said McCarthy. “If it comes out to be true, yes, we would remove him if that is the case. But right now, Matt Gaetz says it is not true, and we don’t have any information. So let’s get all the

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