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Anyone waiting for a “Save Matt Gaetz!” rally to break out should get used to disappointment.
Fellow Florida Republicans won’t even cop — at least publicly — to talking to the three-term congressman on what’s most likely the worst week of his life (so far).
A March 30 story about a Justice Department investigation into sex trafficking opened the floodgates against the attention-seeking Gaetz, leading to bizarro TV appearances, “let’s wait and see” pleas from GOP leaders, and giddy sniping from haters across the political spectrum.
Read more: Matt Gaetz’s Florida sex game included a ‘Harry Potter’ challenge and ‘extra points’ for sleeping in sorority houses, a female Republican tells Insider
Insider asked 30 GOP officials, including former lawmakers who’ve worked with Gaetz, if they’d touched base with the Panhandle’s brash political scion since the dam burst and whether they’d offered him any advice.
That outreach extended to all the sitting Sunshine State Republicans in the 117th Congress, fellow promoters of former President Donald Trump’s false claims about election fraud, former Trump appointees, local party leaders, Gaetz’s contemporaries during his days in the Tallahassee state house, and political strategists.
“He is a slasher, and that does not endear you to people, …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics