Rep. Matt Gaetz — who is facing a federal sex-trafficking probe, accusations that he showed lawmakers pictures and videos of nude women he claimed to have slept with and an alleged extortion plot — was hit with more bad PR Friday.
Luke Ball, communications director for Gaetz (R-Fla.), is resigning his post, the congressman’s office announced ahead of the weekend.
“The Office of Congressman Matt Gaetz and Luke Ball have agreed that it would be best to part ways,” a joint statement read. “We thank him for his time in our office, and we wish him the best moving forward.”
Ball scrubbed mentions of Gaetz, 38, from his Twitter biography by midday Thursday.
The Florida lawmaker has found himself embroiled in a considerable amount of controversy over the past week.
Matt Gaetz’s communications director Luke Ball (left) has reportedly resigned from his position.Facebook
On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that the congressman was the subject of an