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Matt Gaetz Says He Won't Resign Over 'False' Sex Allegations'

Matt Gaetz at the podium
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U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz says he will not resign from Congress amid a federal investigation for possible sex crimes.

He denies sleeping with underage girls in a column written for the Washington Examiner.

Embattled congressman Matt Gaetz says he will not resign from Congress. The Florida Republican made his statement less than a week after reports emerged that he's under federal investigation for possible sex crimes.

Gaetz wrote a column that appeared Monday in the Washington Examiner, a conservative news outlet. Gaetz denies accusations that he “slept with” an underage girl.

He also suggests he’s being targeted by political foes because he “loathes the swamp.”

The 38-year-old has been one of former President Donald Trump's most loyal defenders.

So far, Gaetz has received almost no public support from other congressional Republicans, and none from Trump.

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