Several of Matt Gaetz‘s former staffers are reportedly scrubbing all mention of him from their resumes amid the two ongoing investigations into his conduct.
The antigay congressman is currently at the center of a federal investigation into potential child sex trafficking as well as an ethics committee investigation for alleged sexual misconduct in Congress.
Now, Insider reports that at least 25 of his former staffers have removed his name from their LinkedIn profiles, including is former chief of staff, Dan McFaul, who now says he worked for an unidentified “congressman” for two months.
Two other former legislative directors have also taken his name off their CVs and several others no longer mention him in their social media bios.
“There is literally no upside to putting Gaetz on your resume,” a former staffer tells Insider. “You wouldn’t want to say, ‘Hey future employer, I worked for a guy who was a potential sex trafficker. It’s very savvy to leave that name off.”
But longtime Democratic Senate aide Jim Manley called the whole thing “really weird.”
“In a town where people spend all day and all night long bragging about the fact that they work on Capitol Hill, this is really weird,” he said.
The PR firm Gaetz has hired to handle to do damage control claims, without evidence, of course, that people are scrubbing his name from their resumes because “stalkers in the corporate media keep harassing them in a continued, partisan effort to undermine Rep Gaetz.”
Insider’s report about Gaetz’s former staffers comes on the heels of another report about his former law school classmates circulating a petition calling on him to resign from Congress.
“Every time The Daily Beast breaks another story on a Friday, it’s like, ‘Oh boy, go check Twitter,'” one former classmate said, adding that there are now three group chat threads among alumni devoted to sharing updates about the disgraced congressman.
Gaetz has denied any wrongdoing and has yet to be charged with any crimes.
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.
More than likely not stalked – another lie. They really don’t want anything to do with this creep.
Miss Terri would gladly have sex with Gaetz, if only he didn’t mind the syphilis lesions.
Which one, or both?
Are his fifteen minutes still not up?
“former chief of staff, Dan McFaul, who now says he worked for an unidentified “congressman” for two months.”
How does that job interview work?: “Who was the congressman?” “Uh, I’d rather not say.”
I live in DC. We struggle with gay guys who work for horrible people, like Gaetz. They try and deny they aren’t culpable for the crimes of their bosses, while we know they are total enablers. Everyone has choices in who they work for. That said, some do become better people once they quit. At the end of the day, I’m polite to these people, but when possible I avoid them.
So says the creepy sex CRIMINAL !!!
Stalked, embarrassed about their employer…whatever. Although really, if you didn’t help cover up anything illegal, there’s no reason to be embarrassed about it.
Oh please, they’re scrubbing him off their resumes for the same reason people would scrum MyPillow or the KKK off their resume.
“There is literally no upside to putting Gaetz on your resume” kind of puts the whole story in a nutshell. Or maybe the PR firm hired to do damage control can tell us what the upside is.
The only reason not to scrub is if they are applying to Marjorie Taylor Greene
Soon the GQP will scrub Mattie from their records just like they did Jan 6
Stalked by who? HR?
Years ago, I worked as a program manager for a sizable federal marketing communications contract, and I was interviewing candidates for a public relations manager. One candidate listed his work for former Congressman Darryl Issa, who until the likes of Gaetz, Greene, Boebert, et al, was among the scummier GOPers. I declined to call him in for an interview.
Do you realize that if that was a federal job you broke the law by judging them by their political stance?
I don’t understand why people judge employees by their employers actions or character. The vast majority of CEO’s are A-holes, yet millions of people work for the companies they lead. I’ll agree if you are Goetz’s personal advisor, you are probably very much like him, but to be his rank and file underlings doesn’t mean you are a bad person.
Dear Open Minded,
If there person stopped working for them with in to 1 to 4 months of the breaking scandal, sure give them an interview, but if they clearly stood by their boss, then that isn’t kind of ethical person I would want in my company. I mean, look Al Franken did a shitty thing, but one allegation from a person, not a legal investigation, and Republicans were calling on him to resign. With Geatz he might be removed from committees if the charges bare out? The hypocrisy is disgusting.
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