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Gaetz-gate: Who Would Have Thought . . .

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., February 26, 2021. (Octavio Jones/Reuters)

Congressman Matt Gaetz. One way or another, it seems the pairing of that title and that name is not long for this world. Let’s run through a quick timeline of the series of events that have upended this Florida man’s week and career.

  • On Tuesday, Axios reports that Gaetz was considering leaving the House of Representatives for Newsmax, a right-wing cable-news channel that wholeheartedly endorsed Sidney Powell and the “Stop the Steal” conspiracy theory before backtracking when its deranged coverage became a legal liability.
  • Later that same day, the New York Times breaks the news that the Department of Justice


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