Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference being held in the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference being held in the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021
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Overcoming scandal can be a challenging feat to accomplish - especially when you’re under investigation by the Justice Department over an alleged sex trafficking scandal.

That’s precisely the predicament Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) finds himself in. In the past day or so, Gaetz has floated the idea of a TV career.

He told The Daily Beast that he has been in talks with several conservative news networks about a potential TV career. One of those outlets being Fox News.

“There is not a single conservative television station I haven’t had a passing conversation with about life after Congress,” Gaetz told the Daily Beast. “I have neither received nor solicited offers from any of them. But yes, I’ve talked to either executives, producers or hosts at Newsmax, OAN, Fox, Fox Business, Real America’s Voice and probably others.”

However, Fox had some contradictory views on the subject, shutting down any rumors it might soon hire Gaetz.

“No one with any level of authority has had conversations with Matt Gaetz for any of our platforms and we have no interest in hiring him,” Fox said.

A lesson learned, there. Don’t trumpet potential job prospects until you’ve spoken to the person who’s - you know - doing the hiring.

Investigators are exploring if Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, as reported by The New York Times. Gaetz has denied the allegations and claims to be a victim of extortion.

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