Matt Gaetz isn’t going to make it

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Intuition. Have you ever felt the urgent pull of intuition? It often calls softly to us and whether we listen or not, depending on many circumstances. We often have no evidence for something, only our own very real gut feeling that something somewhere isn’t right.

My intuition has called me for a while now about one Matt Gaetz. My intuition long ago began whispering to me that Floridian Congressman Matt Gaetz is not long for congress. As it goes with intuition, I had no direct evidence I could have produced to back up this gut feeling.

However, certain signs are all pointing to the imminent expulsion of the hapless Gaetz. First, there is Kevin McCarthy, who waits patiently, like Gaetz’s own personal angel of darkness, hovering over him, watching every move, waiting to strike out in revenge for losing the Speakership.

Then, of course, there is the House ethics investigation. As Bill Palmer has told you, the investigation has expanded. It’s now very clear that the investigation is ongoing, and now it includes looking into whether Gaetz “sought to obstruct the government investigations of his conduct.”

This is such bad news for Gaetz. But even before this, it felt like he was not long for Congress. Gaetz has pissed off too many people and ruffled too many feathers. His own house of cards is beginning to fall down upon him. I do not know where this investigation will go, but I suspect it will not be good news for Matt Gaetz wherever it goes and whatever it leads to.

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