Matt Gaetz takes an ugly new blow

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Based on last night’s revelation that the Department of Justice added a child sex crimes prosecutor to the Matt Gaetz criminal case three months ago, it’s fairly clear that 1) Gaetz is going down hard, and 2) prosecutors are close enough to making their move that they’re now intentionally ramping up expectations with these kinds of leaks. But as we wait for the arrest to come, Gaetz is taking an ugly blow from another direction.

Matt Gaetz has lost his law license in the state of Florida, according to the Daily Beast – not because of the criminal allegations against him, but because he couldn’t be bothered to pay a small annual fee in order to remain in good standing with the Florida Bar.

Gaetz has now tweeted a letter he received, dated today, which says he’s in good standing. So it sounds like he’s run out and paid his fees to try to make these headlines go away. Not that it much matters, from a practical angle, whether Gaetz has an active law license or not.

It’s not as if Gaetz was going to be out there practicing law any time soon anyway. But his failure to pay a small annual fee, which he had to have known would result in embarrassing headlines for him, suggests that his life is falling apart as he awaits indictment. Things will only get uglier for him from here.

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