Congressman Matt Gaetz (Photo: Twitter)
Spring break in Florida has been making headlines in recent days. Thousands of students have flocked to seaside towns to party and have fun, despite the continuing threat of Covid-19.
Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, 38, who last year wore a gas mask during a House debate as a comment on Covid paranoia, appeared on Fox News last night to tell Sean Hannity that he had allowed his first year son, Nestor, to leave. in Panama Beach, FL, during spring break.
“My son is a first year college student. He had no real degree, no prom, and I was wondering whether or not to allow him to enjoy spring break in Panama City Beach. I allowed him to have a summary of it. – Matt Gaetz on Nestor pic.twitter.com/djrlUKjfCB
– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 23, 2021
“My son is a freshman,” Gaetz said. “He didn’t have a real degree, no prom, and I was wondering whether or not to allow him to enjoy spring break in Panama City Beach. I allowed him to have a summary of it.
“I didn’t get a good night’s rest the whole time he was there until I knew he was safe, well, and was back to school. .
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Gaetz’s relationship with Nestor has raised eyebrows since it went public last year. The lawmaker, who recently voted against the equality law, previously referred to the young man as his “assistant”, “homepage” and “local student” in social media posts and statements .
Then, last June, Gaetz revealed that he had been living with the 19-year-old Cuban immigrant since the young man was 12. He later clarified that Nestor was the younger brother of an ex-girlfriend, and he divides his time between living with Gaetz, his sister, and Gaetz’s family.
Although Gaetz now refers to Nestor as his “son,” he has not officially adopted him, saying, “Our relationship as a family is defined by our love for each other, and not by any. paperwork. “
Students who take to Florida beaches for spring break have been widely condemned due to the risk of the spread of Covid and their drunken behavior.
After thousands of maskless youth hit Miami’s Ocean Drive over the weekend, the city instituted an 8 p.m. curfew.
While Panama City is less popular than Miami, many of its beaches also have their own Covid-era spring break rules, such as a ban on alcohol.
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Gaetz, who got engaged to his girlfriend Ginger Luckey last December, took to Twitter after his interview with Hannity to say that Spring Breakers were welcome to come to Florida to “get a little weird” on condition of behave and not… well, “too weird.”
“If you want to come to Florida and enjoy the freedom, eat out, go to the beach, go fishing, get a little weird (not too weird…) So as they say in the deep south, you come! But if you come to cause damage and harm, you will be held responsible. “
If you want to come to Florida and enjoy the freedom, eat out, go to the beach, go fishing, get a little weird (not too weird…)
So as they say in the Deep South, you all come!
But if you just caused damage and harm, you will be held responsible. pic.twitter.com/uYoJSUuy9K
– Representative Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 23, 2021
When asked to define “a little weird,” Gaetz gave the example of wearing body paint and pearls.
On Twitter, the interview sparked much debate. Some said Gaetz was not the best model for defining the definition of “weird”, while others questioned why it was up to the rep to “allow” Nestor to do anything.
Permit? Isn’t Nestor both an adult and not really Gaetz’s son?
– Pennybags (@NouveauBougee) March 23, 2021
Nestor is the brother of Matt Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend. It is not his son.
– CALL YOUR SENATOR (202) 224-3121 (@sequinpants) March 23, 2021