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Where Things Stand: Where Are Gaetz’s Friends Now?

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House Judiciary Committee Republican member Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) talks out of turn and interrupts the hearing before being stopped by Chairman Jerrold Nadler during a House Judiciary Committee hearing to receive counsel presentations of evidence on the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) talks out of turn and interupts during testimony by Democratic and Republican counsels in an impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee in the Longwo... WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) talks out of turn and interupts during testimony by Democratic and Republican counsels in an impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. The hearing is being held for the Judiciary Committee to formally receive evidence in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, whom Democrats say held back military aid for Ukraine while demanding they investigate his political rivals. The White House declared it would not participate in the hearing. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 1, 2021 1:07 p.m.

Apparently, they were always few and far between. At least in Washington.

According to a new Daily Beast report, Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) colleagues on the Hill have been wary for some time that he might eventually become embroiled in scandal. Lawmakers told the Daily Beast that it’s widely known in Congress that the Florida Republican has an affinity for partying hard, and it was an open secret in 2018 that he was dating a college student who came to Washington, D.C. as an intern.

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