Matt Gaetz: I’ll run for president in 2024 if Trump doesn’t run

Despite an ongoing sex trafficking probe that has already corralled his former wingman, Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz has his eyes on 2024, unless of course Donald Trump doesn’t decide to throw his hat in the ring again.

“I support Donald Trump for president. I’ve directly encouraged him to run and he gives me every indication he will,” Gaetz told The New York Post on Wednesday. “If Trump doesn’t run, I’m sure I could defeat whatever remains of Joe Biden by 2024.”

As the Post points out, Gaetz is facing a federal investigation into allegations of sex trafficking of a minor, a sexual relationship with a minor and potential public corruption in addition to a Congressional Ethics investigation.

He says he’s innocent. We’ll soon find out.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.