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Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) went on a full-throttle tear against his political foes in a new op-ed responding to the ongoing firestorm over a Justice Department investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

In a Washington Examiner column published Monday, Gaetz starts by lashing out at sex scandals from Democrats and their various outrages toward Republicans. He also blasted the news outlets that blew the lid on his scandalous allegations, saying they “are just repeating false allegations about a congressman who loathes the swamp and fights both sides of it on a daily basis.”

“Washington scandal cycles are predictable, and sex is especially potent in politics,” Gaetz writes. “Let me first remind everyone that I am a representative in Congress, not a monk, and certainly not a criminal.”

Gaetz continued going on the offensive against the “D.C. swamp” throughout the op-ed, but he eventually directed himself toward the accusations against him.

“I have never, ever paid for sex. And second, I, as an adult man, have not slept with a 17-year-old,” he said. “It comes as no surprise that my political opponents want to sensationalize and criminalize my prior sex life just as I am getting engaged to the best person I’ve ever known. It is regrettable that the battle of ideas should thus become so personal. But then again, when your ideas suck, you need to stoop this low.”

Gaetz coupled this with more attacks on the media and the Justice Department, but he underscored it all by re-stating, “no, I am absolutely not resigning.”

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