FLORIDA Congressman Matt Gaetz is set to headline the "Women For America First" event this weekend, it has been revealed.
Gaetz, who is facing sex trafficking allegations, was announced as the special guest for the women's summit being held at the Trump Doral hotel in Miami.
The 38-year-old Congressman has denied all allegations made against him – including taking illegal drugs and paying women for sex – and maintain that he is part of a smear campaign against him by his political opponents.
Making the announcement of Gaetz headlining the summit was the "Women for American First" Twitter page.
"Rep Matt Gaetz has been a fearless leader in DC. Few members of Congress have been more willing than Matt to stand up & fight on behalf of President Trump & his America First Agenda," the Tweet read.
"We are honored to have @RepMattGaetz speak at the #SaveAmericaSummit!"
Gaetz also announced that he would be speaking in his own tweet, writing: "Thank you to “Women for America First” for the invitation to share my vision for our great nation."
Other speakers at the event include QAnon conspiracy theorists Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green and Jack Posobiec and Sen Rand Paul.
According to the website, the non-profit women's event will focus on "Election Integrity" which has been labeled as a "priority" as well as "Defeating the radical Biden/Harris Agenda".
"Our nation is at a tipping point," event details on the website read.
"If we want to SAVE AMERICA and our freedom, it’s time to fight back.
"It’s time to stop looking in our rearview mirror and start looking forward."
SEX TRAFFICKING ALLEGATIONS
It comes as Gaetz is being investigated by the US Justice Department for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and for paying for her to cross state lines.
A new report from The New York Times alleges that the investigation is focusing on payments made by Gaetz and Joel Greenberg, the former tax collector in Seminole County, Florida, to multiple women who were recruited online for sex.
The encounters occurred in 2019 and 2020, according to the Times, and Gaetz and Greenberg would allegedly instruct the women to meet them at hotels and specify the amount of money they were willing to pay.
Two people familiar with the meetings said some of those involved, including Gaetz, would take the drug ecstasy before having sex.
Gaetz's office issued a statement denying the new "disgusting" allegations last Thursday to the Times.
"Matt Gaetz has never paid for sex," the statement said. "Matt Gaetz refutes all the disgusting allegations completely."
"Matt Gaetz has never ever been on any such websites whatsoever. Matt Gaetz cherishes the relationships in his past and looks forward to marrying the love of his life."
The Times report also alleged that Greenberg initially met the women through websites that connect people who will go on dates in exchange for gifts or money with people who are willing to pay. The outlet cited three people familiar with the encounters.
Those people alleged that Greenberg introduced the women to Gaetz, who also had sex with them.
The news comes after Gaetz allegedly asked former President Donald Trump for preemptive pardons for himself and his allies for any crimes they may have committed months.
According to The New York Times, which citied two people with knowledge of the discussions, Gaetz privately asked the White House for blanket pre-emptive pardons for himself and unidentified congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed.
During Trump's term in the White House, Gaetz pledged his loyalty to the president, singing a letter to nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace Price.
At the end of Trump's term, Gaetz also publicly called for broad pardons from Trump, which, he said, would stop the “bloodlust” of their political opponents.
By that time, the Justice Department had started question Gaetz's associated about his conduct, such as whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and violated sex trafficking laws, according to reports.
It is unclear whether the White House or Gaetz knew about the inquiry around the time the Florida Representative allegedly sought pardons.
In an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson last week, Gaetz said he "is not seeking a pardon."
Reports have also emerged that Gaetz allegedly showed colleagues nude photos of women he claims to have slept with.
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