Gaetz Goes on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Maintains Innocence

Gaetz Goes on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Maintains Innocence

It's been almost a year exactly since the investigation into Gaetz was announced.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
April 1, 2022

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) maintained his innocence while appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday. Almost exactly a year ago to the date, Gaetz was accused of being a felony sex criminal. The public was made aware of the Department of Justice’s investigation into the Congressman when it was leaked to The New York Times. While the investigation is still ongoing, Carlson asked Gaetz if he expected to be charged.

“No, this was an operation to destroy me, to harm my family, to hinder my ability to serve the district and the movement that I represent in Congress.”

At the time of the initial reports of the investigation, it came as a surprise to many. Gaetz was recognized as a rising star within the Republican Party. Since then, the Florida representative has gotten less airtime, publicity, and coverage as a whole.

Tucker Carlson asked Gaetz again near the end of the interview if he expected to be charged with any crime. Gaetz’s response was “No, that would be a travesty. I’m innocent. I have maintained my innocence. I have been entirely consistent on this fact. And each and every day, the lies about me unravel and are debunked.”

The appearance on Tucker’s show was Gaetz first showing on Fox News since news of the investigation was leaked to the public. The full interview can be seen below:

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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