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Antigay Rep. Matt Gaetz caught partying with a convicted felon and an accused pedophile

When he’s not busy texting with Sean Hannity about smearing Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, or putting out statements about how he’s definitely “not gay,” Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is cozying up with convicted felons and accused pedophiles. Because that’s just what Republicans do these days.

Over the weekend, a grainy photograph of Gaetz hanging out with “trysexual” Roger Stone and Joel Greenberg, the former Seminole, Florida tax collector who was just charged with sex trafficking, began circulating on Twitter and then Instagram.

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Joel Greenberg is facing sex trafficking charges related to a girl between the ages of 14 and 17 and is also accused of illegally using a state database to look up information about the girl and other people with whom he was engaged in “sugar daddy” relationships, according to an indictment filed Friday by the U.S. Attorney’s office.

…On June 23, federal agents arrested Greenberg at his home in the gated Heathrow community near Lake Mary. During a search of the home, agents confiscated electronic equipment from the home, including Greenberg’s and his wife’s cell phones and computers, according to court documents.

Inside a backpack that was on a seat in Greenberg’s vehicle belonging to the Tax Collector’s Office, agents found several fake IDs, according to court records.

Sooooo why is Gaetz partying with these two? Who the hell knows? But as Aesop famously said: “A man is known by the company he keeps.”

The 38-year-old lawmaker made headlines earlier this summer when he shouted over Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond, who is Black, during a House Judiciary Committee meeting on racism in America.

In an effort to prove he’s not racist, he went on Fox News to introduce the world to his beloved 19-year-old “son” Nestor, who is Cuban.

After it was revealed that Nestor was actually the younger brother of Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend, Gaetz issued a bizarre statement saying he’s “not gay” and then dropped the “father/son” narrative altogether.

We can hardly wait to see how he spins this latest photo of himself.

Related: Rep. Matt Gaetz insists he’s “not gay” after revealing his 19-year-old “son” who he “loves very much”