'I'm not going anywhere': Matt Gaetz defiant in Florida speech after House Ethics Committee opens investigation

Posted On: May 7, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

'I'm not going anywhere': Matt Gaetz defiant in Florida speech after House Ethics Committee opens investigation

Summary List Placement GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida on Friday was defiant in his attempt to remain in office, brushing aside the damaging set of developments surrounding a federal sex trafficking investigation that has unfolded in the media over the course of nearly two weeks.
While attending the "Save America Summit," part of a four-day conference at the Trump National Doral resort in Miami, Gaetz, who was billed as the keynote speaker for the event, said he was here to stay, according to The Daily Beast .
"This past week has been full of encouragement," he told the group of attendees. "The smears against me range from distortions of my personal life, to wild conspiracy theories. I won't be intimidated by a lying media, and I won't be extorted by a former DOJ official and the crooks he is working with."
He added: "The truth will prevail."
Gaetz has denied that he paid women for sex - including, potentially, an underage girl - blaming the media for amplifying the allegations against...

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