After Matt Gaetz Makes Remark About "Odious Women," Sex Trafficking Probe Is Mentioned

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After Matt Gaetz Makes Remark About "Odious Women," Sex Trafficking Probe Is Mentioned

Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican who is currently under federal investigation for allegedly trafficking a 17-year-old girl for sex, has come under fire on social media for remarks he made to a group of college students on Saturday that were fatphobic and misogynistic toward pro-abortion activists and called them "disgusting."


The Florida congressman asked the youths gathering at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida, "Have you watched these pro-abortion, pro-murder rallies?"


"Simply put, the people are abhorrent. Why are the women who have the lowest chances of becoming pregnant the ones who are most concerned about having abortions? If you resemble a thumb, no one wants to get pregnant with you "Gaetz spoke up.


"These individuals are repulsive on the inside and out. They are around 5 feet 2 inches tall and weigh 350 pounds. They say, "Give me my abortions or I'll get up and march and protest." I'm also considering March. Your ankles appear to be weaker than the legal foundation for Roe v. Wade "He said to the crowd's applause.


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"A couple of them must stand up and march; they must do it every day for about an hour. Swing your arms, get the circulation flowing, and perhaps toss in a salad "Finally, he said.


Gaetz's outburst prompted harsh criticism from detractors on social media.


His remarks were described as "cartoonishly misogynist" by the feminist news outlet Jezebel.


An excerpt of Gaetz' speech was posted on Twitter by journalist Molly Jong-Fast, who cited the congressman's remarks as an example of misogyny.


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Many of those who criticized the congressman and his remarks brought up the scandal that Gaetz has been embroiled in since The New York Times first reported that the Justice Department was looking into him for the alleged sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl.


A prior probe into Joel Greenberg, a political buddy of the Florida congressman who pled guilty to sex trafficking, apparently led to the opening of the FBI inquiry into Gaetz in the closing months of Donald Trump's administration.


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Investigators are still looking into whether Gaetz had sex with an underage girl and paid for her to travel between states with him, which would be considered sex trafficking in accordance with federal law, more than a year after the incident.


Only a small number of investigation-related specifics have so far leaked. Gaetz is not facing any criminal charges.


According to The Washington Post, Gaetz used to arrange dates with women in exchange for dinner or hotel stays, which might be against the law if there was a clear financial exchange for sex. The tabloid also said that Greenberg accused Gaetz in writing of having paid for sex with women.


According to The Daily Beast, Gaetz used Venmo to send Greenberg the equivalent of $900 while using the slang term "hit up ___" to refer to the 17-year-old.


In harsh responses to Gaetz's remarks in Tampa, his detractors on social media brought up the accusations that are under investigation against the lawmaker.


One remarked on the video uploaded by Jong-Fast, "Says the guy whose wingman Joel Greenberg is currently working with the feds.


Others brought up Gaetz' allegedly received Venmo money.


Gaetz's remarks were offensive in light of recent events in the US, when a 10-year-old rape victim was forced to go to another state for an abortion after being denied one in her own.


Some critics also remarked on how Gaetz's words echoed the same reasoning used by Trump to refute the sexual assault allegation made by author E. Jean Carroll when he claimed she wasn't "his type" in an interview with The Hill.


Matt Gaetz believes that women who favor abortion rights are too unattractive to require them. Trump claims that because his victims weren't his type, he couldn't have raped them. Republicans think it's "opportunistic" to rape a 10-year-old.


In reaction to Gaetz's statement on Twitter, a commenter responded, "Ladies, they hate us because they fear us."

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