“He deserves a not guilty verdict, and I sure hope he gets it,” Gaetz said.
He also publicly denounced the punishment of rioter Jacob Chansley, 34, who stormed Capitol Hill in a fuzzy hat with horns on Jan. 6.
He received a 41-month prison sentence.
“This QAnon Shaman is a relatively harmless, non-violent vegan, and the notion that he has to be in prison for three and a half years to settle some sort of political score defies justice,” Gaetz said.
He also said that the American people have a Department of Justice that is “the most political agency in Washington.”
Gaetz is under investigation for allegedly paying underage females for sex in violation of federal sex trafficking legislation in 2019.
Despite the allegations, he has denied any wrongdoing.