House Ethics Committee Launches Probe of Congressman Matt Gaetz Amid Federal Investigation

By  //  April 9, 2021

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Rep. Gaetz maintains the allegations are 100% false

The House Ethics Committee announced on Friday that it has opened an investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), citing reports of sexual and other misconduct.

WASHINGTON D.C. – The House Ethics Committee announced on Friday that it has opened an investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), citing reports of sexual misconduct and other inappropriate misconduct.

“The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Matt Gaetz may have engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds to personal use, and/or accepted a bribe, improper gratuity, or impermissible gift, in violation of House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct,” said the House Ethics Committee Chairman Ted Deutch (D-PA).

The Committee, pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a), has begun an investigation and will gather additional information regarding the allegations.”

The Committee notes that the mere fact that it is investigating these allegations, and publicly disclosing its review, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

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