Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said he has no plans to resign after the Hill reported he is being investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) due to allegations regarding an inappropriate relationship with a minor and violation of sex trafficking laws.
The Republican said in a text exchange with the Hill, “plans to resign from his office are ‘false’ and it is ‘very safe to say he doesn’t have any intention to do so,’” Gaetz said Friday.
In March, the New York Times first reported Gaetz was under federal investigation for his sexual activity with women and a potential relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
Gaetz took to Twitter that same day to fend off the allegations, and to shed light on what he deemed “an organized criminal extortion involving a former DOJ official seeking $25 million while threatening to smear my name.”
Gaetz also said he has “been cooperating with federal authorities in