Matt Gaetz

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, a firebrand and staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, has often been the subject of controversy — but allegations about a possible sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl started a storm of misinformation. Snopes fact-checks the rumors.

Person, Human, Crowd
Did Matt Gaetz Have a Mullet in His High School Yearbook Photo?
  • 15 April 2021
Congressional in the front, party on the sides?
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We looked into whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: "Not any other human has ever been more deserving of what's coming for them than is Matt Gaetz."
Did Pelosi Say Nobody Was More Deserving of Consequences Than Matt Gaetz?
  • 15 April 2021
The GOP congressman is the subject of a Justice Department investigation related to sex trafficking.
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Rumors circulated that Teen Vogue canceled the subscription of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida.
Did Teen Vogue Cancel Matt Gaetz’s Subscription?
  • 12 April 2021
Gaetz has been accused of sexual misconduct.
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Congressman Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks at a "Women for American First" event Friday, April 9, 2021, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Gaetz Faces House Ethics Probe; Federal Investigation Widens
  • 10 April 2021
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, has retained two prominent New...
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Tie, Accessories, Accessory
Is Matt Gaetz’ Hair in This Photo Real?
  • 6 April 2021
If a social media posts explicitly states that an image is "not photoshopped," it just...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., walks off the House floor as House of Representatives takes up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Gaetz Sex Probe Suddenly Threatens a Speedy Washington Rise
  • 3 April 2021
The 38-year-old unblushing defender of Donald Trump is facing a federal sex-trafficking investigation.
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Clothing, Apparel, Person
Is the Age of Consent 16 and 17 in Majority of US States?
  • 1 April 2021
As news broke about a federal investigation into whether U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz had a...
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Matt Gaetz's tweets sparked controversy in March 2021.
Did Matt Gaetz Retweet ‘There’s No Age That You Can’t Be Sexy’?
  • 31 March 2021
Some of the congressman's old tweets resurfaced amid a March 2021 sex trafficking scandal.
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Occupy Democrats meme claimed 12 Republicans voted against giving Congressional Medals of Honor to Capitol Police
Did 12 GOP House Members Vote Against Medals for Capitol Police?
  • 19 March 2021
The votes of 12 Republican House members in March 2021 caused widespread outrage, but there...
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Did GOP Congressmen Invite Trump Supporters to Mar-a-Lago?
  • 27 January 2021
A creative prankster took a novel approach to spreading misinformation by sending it in the...
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Did NJ Gov. Call Rep. Matt Gaetz ‘Matt Putz’?
  • 5 December 2020
The politicians traded a few barbs after word got out about a maskless gathering of...
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Matt Gaetz Mug Shot Memes
  • 12 July 2019
The Florida congressman’s mug shot is real, but memes that make use of the image...
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