Breakdown of Matt Gaetz Allegations

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) awaits Trump’s third State of the Union address in the US House of Representatives Chamber on February 04, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) On Tuesday, it was reported that sitting Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was being investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him. Various federal laws make it illegal to induce someone under 18 to travel over state lines to engage in sex with anyone in exchange for money or something of value.

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