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SleeplessinSoCal

(8,875 posts)
Fri Sep 23, 2022, 02:37 PM Sep 2022

What to do about GOP Predators?

Al Franken got booted for practically nothing. But Gaetz may get off entirely to cheers from the worst of us.

TALLAHASSEE - The Washington Post reported Friday that U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is unlikely to be charged after a federal investigation that focused on allegations he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.


https://www.cbsnews.com/miami/news/report-matt-gaetz-unlikely-to-face-charges-sex-trafficking-probe/
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What to do about GOP Predators? (Original Post) SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2022 OP
They will likely destroy an 18 year old kid with a 17 year old girlfriend ... RKP5637 Sep 2022 #1
For political reasons.... TheRealNorth Sep 2022 #2
As one of my professors told me a long long time ago ... RKP5637 Sep 2022 #3
It's legal for Gaetz to have sex with a 17 year old in 38 of 50 states Hugh_Lebowski Sep 2022 #4

RKP5637

(66,961 posts)
1. They will likely destroy an 18 year old kid with a 17 year old girlfriend ...
Fri Sep 23, 2022, 02:43 PM
Sep 2022

... but Matt Gaetz gets a free pass. WTF!!!

TheRealNorth

(9,384 posts)
2. For political reasons....
Fri Sep 23, 2022, 02:50 PM
Sep 2022

We probably should have focused more on how sketchy it was rather than focus on the legality. Of course, if Gaetz pays people off, there probably isn't going to be a solid case that can be made.

RKP5637

(66,961 posts)
3. As one of my professors told me a long long time ago ...
Fri Sep 23, 2022, 02:55 PM
Sep 2022

if you have money and power in the US, often you can just do what you damn well please. Looks like that adage still holds true.

 

Hugh_Lebowski

(33,643 posts)
4. It's legal for Gaetz to have sex with a 17 year old in 38 of 50 states
Fri Sep 23, 2022, 03:14 PM
Sep 2022

But ... assuming the recent stories are true, the only thing he's 'out of trouble' for is a federal trafficking charge.

I wouldn't say this development totally rules out state charges if that sex occurred in one of the 12 states it would be illegal in. Such as Florida, where age of consent is 18.

But then again ... GQP controls that state, so ...

I know this will be wildly offensive to some but if a consenting 17 year old young lady chose to take his money to have sex with him, I really don't much care. I hope she charged him enough for her tuition for a quarter, at least.

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