He will ‘probably’ be in jail in 2024.

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Mark Short, former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staffTrump ally Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Monday dismissed comments about Pence’s presidential chances, adding that he would be surprised if he wasn’t the Florida congressman. Convicted of child sex trafficking By the time of the 2024 election.

CNN’s Erin Burnett asked Short to respond to a portion of Gaetz’s speech Monday at a conference sponsored by the right-wing youth activist group Turning Point USA. Gaetz declared, “Our America is proudly ULTRA MAGA, not some low-energy roadside RINO safari. On that note, I’ll just say what everyone here knows: Mike Pence will never be president.” He is a good man, not a leader.

Short responded by saying that he wasn’t sure who his former boss was. expectation of will throw his hat into the ring as former President Donald Trump makes his first return to the district since leaving office in Washington, D.C. Regardless of Pence’s decision, Short said, “I don’t think Matt Gaetz will have any influence on it.”

“In fact, I’d be surprised if he’s still voting. It’s more than likely he’ll be in prison for child sex trafficking until 2024,” Short, who appeared before a grand jury on Jan. 6. Testified, said. “And I’m actually surprised that Florida law enforcement still allows him to speak at teen conferences like this. So I’m not too worried about what Matt Getz thinks.

Getz is. Under FBI investigation Alleged sex trafficking of a minor and paying multiple women for sex. The investigation, which began in the final months of the Trump administration, grew out of an investigation into Gaetz’s friend Joel Greenberg, who has since been cooperating with authorities. Confession of crime Last May for six charges of sex trafficking. Getz’s ex-girlfriend is also cooperating.

Getz paid $900 to Greenberg, who in turn paid through Venmo. A total of three young women of this amount, The Daily Beast reported last April. In January, The Daily Beast also reported that Joseph Ellicott, a close friend of Greenberg’s, Heard it from Getz A September 4, 2017 phone call that Gaetz had had sexual relations with a 17-year-old boy. Getz It has refused to do so“The last time I had sex with a seventeen-year-old, I was seventeen,” he told The Daily Beast in a text message last March.

In the closing weeks of Trump’s term, Gaetz asked the then president According to testimony from Eric Hirschman, a Trump White House lawyer who spoke to a House committee on Jan. 6, for pardons “for anything and everything from the beginning of time to the present day.”

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