Newsmax Says They Have No Plans To Hire Controversy-Embroiled Rep. Matt Gaetz
Bad news for Matt Gaetz – it seems the controversy-embroiled Florida Representative's alleged aspirations to work for Newsmax, the notoriously incredible (as in not credible) media outlet have officially been thwarted – according to Reuters, it seems the company wants absolutely nothing to do with him, publicly stating they have no plans to hire the lawmaker.
Earlier this year, Gaetz found himself in hot water after several reports emerged claiming that officials were investigating whether or not he had sex with an underage girl. Although he has not faced any charges and continually denies the allegations against him, it seems the Floridian may have been looking for a way out of politics, allegedly reaching out to the outlet about employment opportunities around the time the story broke, according to a source at the publication. “Earlier this year, [Gaetz] reached out and said he might leave Congress early and was interested in TV work,” said an anonymous source allegedly familiar with the topic.
While according to the source, the discussion was “just a conversation,” with the outlet reportedly “never” telling the Representative they were interested in hiring him, much to the politician's likely chagrin, it seems working for the outlet may remain a pipe dream for the foreseeable future. Earlier this week, a brand representative blatantly denied their involvement with him. "Newsmax has had no plans to hire Rep. Gaetz," company spokesperson, Brian Peterson, told Reuters.
Can't win 'em, all!