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GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz’s spokesperson, Luke Ball, has resigned amid a growing firestorm over whether the Florida lawmaker had sexual relationships with underage women and broke federal sex-trafficking laws.
NBC News first reported on Ball’s resignation, citing a person familiar with the matter, who said he left his job out of principle. Ball did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Gaetz’s office put out a statement after, saying: “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.”
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the Justice Department was investigating whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl in 2019 and broke federal sex-trafficking laws.
A slew of other details about the investigation have surfaced in the days since.
In addition to looking into whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old in 2019, investigators are examining if he paid for her to travel with him and broke federal sex-trafficking laws by doing so.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics