Jokers have discovered Representative Matt Gaetz’s Venmo account and are using the money-sharing app to troll the Congressman with cash offers in the wake of the mounting sexual allegations against him.
The Congressman, under investigation by the Justice Department for alleged sex with a 17-year-old girl and trafficking her across state lines, is mocked with donations listed as’ bail money ‘,’ legal defense fund ‘and even’ FBI extortion money ‘.
Several users cited their donations as bail money, while a Gaetz sent a donation saying, “Penny for your mind from prison.”
Another noted that the donation was for a “legal defense fund for your sex trafficking charges,” and a third simply stated, “Have fun in prison.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz facing mounting sexual allegations is being cheated on Venmo, with pranksters making donations listed as ‘bail money’, ‘legal defense fund’ and ‘FBI extortion money’
Jokers blow Matt Gaetz’s account on the money-sharing app with small donations and scathing comments in the wake of mounting sexual allegations against him
Social media has picked up on the trolls, with a Tweet saying, “People have discovered Matt Gaetz Venmo and it’s not pretty.”
Another asked, ‘Are people really just paying Matt Gaetz to leave hate mail on his Venmo? It is a unique fundraising strategy. ‘
While the amount of each donation is not shown, it appears that each donation is minimal, with Twitter users revealing that you can only send one cent on Venmo.
One tweeted, ‘I gave him a dime. Even criminals deserve a bite from the commissioner every now and then. ‘
The engaged congressman, 38, is expected to be charged in federal court in the coming weeks in connection with sexual activity involving at least one minor, who testified before a grand jury in Florida that she had sex with him before she turned 18, DailyMail. com has learned.
Investigators have also reportedly been investigating allegations that he paid women for ecstasy-based sex in Florida hotels through Apple Pay after being introduced to them by former tax collector Joel Greenberg.
Social media has picked up on the trolling with Twitter users sharing the Venmo comments
Greenberg is currently in prison awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges involving a minor aged between 14 and 17 over a six-month period in 2017.
Sources said the minor is the same 17-year-old girl at the center of Gaetz’s sex trade, and the DOJ is investigating whether other men connected to the two men have also had sex with the child.
Gaetz has denied the charges, instead claiming to be the victim of an extensive plot of extortion by a former Justice Department official seeking to free a US hostage from Iran.
The Trump ally was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016. Prior to that, he represented the 4th Florida House in the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee from 2010 to 2016.
Severals users cited their donations as bail money, while someone sent Gaetz a donation saying, ‘Penny for your mind from prison’
While the amount of each donation is not shown, it appears that each donation is minimal, with Twitter users revealing that you can only send one cent on Venmo
Reports surfaced this week claiming he had also shown nude photos of women he said had slept with other lawmakers on the House floor and had been warned about professional conduct in Congress in the past.
Multiple sources, including two people who said they got the compromising photos firsthand, said CNN the congressman showed the images of the women on his phone even while he was on the House floor of the US Capitol.
One source described a video featuring a naked woman with a hula hoop, while another said that ‘it was a point of pride’ that Gaetz showed the footage.
There is no evidence that the nude photos are in any way related to the DOJ’s investigation of sex trafficking allegations. It is also unclear when these alleged encounters took place.
Gaetz has denied the allegations, instead claiming that he is the victim of an extensive plot of extortion by a former Justice Department official seeking to free a US hostage from Iran.
Gaetz is engaged to food analyst Ginger Luckey, 26. The couple met in Mar-a-Lago in early 2020 and he proposed at the club in December.
Luckey has not spoken in public since news of the DOJ probe broke or to comment on the reports of her fiancé’s behavior.
While there is no connection between this behavior and the DOJ probe, members of Gaetz’s own party have not rushed to defend the legislature this week.
Calls for him to resign as Meghan McCain is demanding his resignation, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he should be kicked out of his House committees if the claims against him are true.