Rival politician accuses congressman Matt Gaetz of inventing sexual conquest game where members of the Florida House ‘got points for sleeping with aids, interns, lobbyists and married legislators’
- Florida state Rep. Chris Latvala and US Rep. Matt Gaetz got into a Twitter spat
- Latvala accused fellow Republican of creating a sex game for Florida lawmakers
- He said they got ‘points’ for sex with aides, lobbyists, and married legislators
- Gaetz denied having ever invented, taken part in or knowing of any such game
A Florida state Representative has accused a US congressman of inventing a sexual conquest game that politicians allegedly played in which they ‘got points’ for sleeping with aids, interns, lobbyists and married legislators.
Rep. Matt Gaetz got into an argument with Florida state Rep. Chris Latvala that ended with Latvala making the accusations over Twitter.
It began when Latvala posted a picture on Monday of himself with Al Sharpton and a caption saying what an ‘honor’ it was to meet the Baptist minister.
Gaetz, 37, responded by tweeting previous controversial comments by Sharpton during his time as a civil rights activist.
He wrote: ‘Sharpton has called Cops ‘pigs’ Whites ‘interlopers’ Greeks ‘homos’ and Jews ‘diamond merchants’ So that is pretty disgusting.’
Rep. Matt Gaetz speaking to the media after the Committee voted to approve two articles of impeachment against President Trump last month
Florida state Rep. Chris Latvala made the accusations about a sexual conquest game within the Florida House after Congressman Matt Gaetz criticized Al Sharpton
Gaetz denied having ever invented, taken part in or had any knowledge of the alleged game, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
In retaliation, Latvala dug up an old allegation about Florida House members getting ‘points’ for having sex with aids and interns.
The Florida Republican wrote in response to Gaetz: ‘And you created a game where members of the FL House got ”points” for sleeping with aides, interns, lobbyists, and married legislators. Hope DC is treating you well, Comgressman [sic].’
Gaetz hit back at his fellow Republican, claiming he had ‘owned’ Latvala on Twitter, saying: ‘Don’t confuse me for your daddy when it comes to abusing power for sex. Also, I missed the defense of Sharpton in your reply.’
‘Have you been drinking tonight? I hope you dont get behind the wheel. I know you have had a rough few days up there,’ Latvala retorted, in an apparent reference to a DUI arrest Gaetz received in 2008 that saw the charges later dropped.
Florida state Rep. Chris Latvala asked Gaetz if he had ‘been drinking’, in an apparent reference to a DUI arrest Gaetz received in 2008 that saw the charges later dropped
The allegations originated in a 2013 tweet from then Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo
Both the families of Gaetz and Latvala have a long-running history of dislike.
The allegations of a sex game involving lawmakers arose in 2013 in a tweet by then-Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo, who wrote: ‘Hey ladies! Source: young male FL Reps have point-system contest for having sex: 1=lobbyist 2=staff 3=other legislator 6=married legislator.’
During the exchange, Gaetz also said he had spent the day with President Trump, whom he described as his ‘friend & supporter’.
Gaetz told the Tampa Bay Times: ‘[I have] no idea what Chris was talking about. I don’t start conversations with people on Twitter about their sex lives. Especially Latvalas.’
Before being elected to Congress, Gaetz served in the House from 2010 to 2016, while Latvala was first elected to the House in 2014.