Congressman Matt Gaetz was stopped at a Dallas – Fort Worth airport TSA checkpoint, where he was found to be carrying a taser. He said he forgot he had it on him, and it was taken and thrown away.
According to the Congressman, he “thanked the TSA agent who found it” and then he gratuitously (and perhaps rather creatively) adds:
- That the TSA screener gave him a “fist bump” and told him “to secure the border.” (Sure, that happened.)
- And that he was carrying the taser because he “can’t afford to hire Cori Bush’s husband.” (He’s not that witty in the moment.)
Gaetz told @bresreports he forgot about the taser and had to throw it out.
He said he thanked the TSA agent who found it and "he gave me a fist bump and told me to…
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) February 9, 2024
Gaetz did not appear to be sex trafficking any minors at the time he was stopped. A federal criminal probe against him has been dropped on that subject. However new reports are that the House Ethics Committee is investigating him in the matter, and that a friend and co-conspirator is cooperating with the committee. Seems like a great guy.