A billboard has appeared in Florida taking aim at the federal sex trafficking investigation into Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGaetz trip to Bahamas part of federal sex trafficking investigation: report The Memo: Boehner’s blasts don’t move today’s GOP The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by ExxonMobil – Pence sets the stage for 2024 MORE (R-Fla..
The ads were paid for by the liberal Mad Dog PAC. Claude Taylor, former staffer in former President Clinton’s White House who chairs the PAC, shared a video of the billboard with the caption “Hello, @mattgaetz, any thoughts on our billboard? Reporters are trying to reach to you for your comments.”
The billboard features a photo of Gaetz’s face with the caption “Matt Gaetz wants to ‘date’ your child.”
Hello, @mattgaetz any thoughts on the billboard? Reporters are trying to reach you for your comments… pic.twitter.com/gFqhQwX6Qt
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) April 8, 2021
According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, the billboard was placed on State Road 85 near the Hub City center.
Gaetz has been under intense media scrutiny since The New York Times reported late last month that the Department of Justice was investigating whether he had an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl and paid for her travel.
The newspaper later reported allegations that he and Joel Greenberg, a Florida tax collector and ally of Gaetz, had paid multiple women who were recruited online for sex. Greenberg is reportedly expected to strike a plea deal for charges which include sex trafficking a child.
Gaetz has rigorously denied the allegations against him, and has alleged that he and his family are being extorted by former Justice Department official David McGee. McGee has denied the claim against him.
Female aides in Gaetz’s office issued a statement defending him Thursday, in which they said that they stood by him.