By now you may have read that Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene-- two pariahs in Congress, but superstars in MAGA World-- are planning on taking their circus on the road. Last night, Marc Caputo reported that "Rocked by a steady stream of leaks about a federal investigation into alleged sex crimes, the Florida congressman is planning to take his case on the road by holding rallies across the nation with Greene, another lightning rod member of Congress... Gaetz said he was being targeted for his decision 'to take on the most powerful institutions in the Beltway: the establishment; the FBI; the Biden Justice Department; the Cheney political dynasty; even the Justice Department under Trump.'"
The plan is to expose the hated RINOs and "the radical left." They're not calling it the Anglo-Saxon tour but are back to calling it by the monicker of the abandoned racist caucus they tried-- unsuccessfully-- to set up, the "America First Tour." It starts May 7 in The Villages, where people are known to appreciate fascists, Trumpists, sociopaths, conspiracy theories and pedophiles. Gaetz's radio ad trying to persuade the elderly residents to come out and hear him and Taylor Greene spouting their insanity: "The radical left is coming for you. And they know I'm in the way. Come stand with me as we fight back together against this radical president and his far left agenda."
Tucker Carlson has been whining that-- though the investigation into Gaetz's sex-with-minors case was begun under the Trump regime-- the Democrats are trying to cancel him. Tiki Torch Tucker: "Whatever his flaws, Gaetz is smart, articulate and brave. Matt Gaetz was one of the very few members of Congress who bothered to stand up against permanent Washington on behalf of his constituents. Now he’s a sex trafficker. So the question is, who exactly did Matt Gaetz sex traffic? We can’t answer that question because no charges have been filed. All that remains is the stigma."
And the stigma just got a lot more stigmatizing. The Daily Beast broke the news last night about a letter Gaetz's co-rapist, Joel Greenberg, wrote admitting that the two of them paid for sex with multiple women, including at least one17 year old. The letter was part of a Roger Stone scam to sell a Trump pardon to Greenberg and Gaetz for a quarter million dollars. Trump never activated the pardon.
Greenberg's defense is that he and Gaetz "thought" the prostitute was 19, not 17. Gaetz, despite mounting evidence to the contrary, still insists he "never paid for sex."
CNN reported this morning that Stone wanted the bribe for the pardon paid for in Bitcoin.
In a series of messages exchanged over the encrypted messaging app Signal and obtained by the Daily Beast, Greenberg wrote to Stone: "If I get you $250k in Bitcoin would that help or is this not a financial matter."
"I understand all of this and have taken it into consideration," Stone replied, according to the outlet. "I will know more in the next 24 hours I cannot push too hard because of the nonsense surrounding pardons."
"I hope you are prepared to wire me $250,000 because I am feeling confident," Stone later wrote to Greenberg.
...Stone told the Daily Beast that Greenberg had tried to hire him to assist with a pardon, but he denied asking for or receiving payment. He did tell the outlet that he had Greenberg prepare "a document explaining his prosecution."
CNN previously reported that Greenberg has been providing investigators with information since last year, including information about encounters he and Gaetz had with women who were given cash or gifts in exchange for sex.
The key evidence from the Daily Beast report: "On more than one occasion, this individual was involved in sexual activities with several of the other girls, the congressman from Florida's 1st Congressional District and myself. From time to time, gas money or gifts, rent or partial tuition payments were made to several of these girls, including the individual who was not yet 18. I did see the acts occur firsthand and Venmo transactions, Cash App, or other payments were made to these girls on behalf of the Congressman."
Gaetz's district is so politically backward that he is in no danger of losing his seat, even if he has to run for reelection from a prison cell. Although there are normal people in FL-01, of course, they are drastically outnumbered by all the worst of what has seeped up from the sewers of America. Trump won the district with 66% of the vote last year.