Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has been tapped as a “special guest” at the upcoming Women for America First summit in Miami — as he battles accusations that he paid for sex with women, including an underage girl.
The embattled Republican congressman was announced as a headline speaker at the pro-Trump group’s four-day “Save America Summit” beginning Thursday.
“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,” Women for America First tweeted Tuesday. “We are honored to have
@RepMattGaetz speak at the #SaveAmericaSummit!”
Gaetz — a staunch ally of former President Trump — will give a speech Friday night at the summit, which is being held at Trump National Doral golf course in Miami, Fox News reported.
It will likely mark the first time the three-term congressman will speak in front of a live audience since it emerged that he’s under federal investigation for alleged sex trafficking. The feds are also probing accusations from several women who claim they were paid by Gaetz and his pals to sleep with them.
Gaetz, 38, has vehemently denied the allegations — instead claiming he and his family are the victims of an elaborate extortion attempt.
“We are aware of the controversy surrounding Congressman Gaetz,” Women for America First chair Amy Kremer told Fox News in a statement. “We know firsthand what it is like to be treated unfairly by the mainstream media. We know that partisan political witch hunts are standard operating procedure for many in the media,” Kremer said. “We believe that you are innocent until proven guilty.”
The summit is “about stopping the radical agenda being pushed, not only from the White House but in Congress,” according to the Women for America First website.