That tells you everything you need to know about Florida’s Congressman.
Matt Gaetz, Florida Republican Congressman and alleged sex criminal, is now on Twitch. Gaetz (or at least whoever runs his social media accounts) announced his arrival on the streaming platform in a tweet. “I’m joining @Twitch to bring my America First message to a new generation of viewers,” he wrote. Unfortunately for Gaetz’s PR team, the announcement came at an inopportune time. Just yesterday, Bloomberg published a disturbing report documenting how child predators use Twitch to track and engage with kids and teens.
For Gaetz it wasn’t inopportune, it was intentional.
The embattled representative is currently under investigation by both the Department of Justice and the House Ethics Committee over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year old girl, after paying for her to cross state lines—an accusation that would amount to sex trafficking of a minor, if true. Gaetz has also been implicated in the broader sex-trafficking activities of his close friend and associate, Joel Greenberg. Gaetz has denied wrongdoing. But all of that probably has nothing to do with the Bloomberg report, which identified nearly 2,000 Twitch accounts belonging to adults, but almost exclusively following young streamers.
Yeah sure it doesn’t. it’s Matt Gaetz being Matt Gaetz.