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Matt Gaetz’s other bizarre Tucker Carlson interview

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz’s eyebrow-raising interview on Tucker Carlson Tuesday evening — the place he claimed intercourse trafficking allegations towards him are nothing greater than an elaborate, extortion try — wasn’t the primary time he appeared on the present to debate his private life. 

Final summer season, the 38-year-old congressman went on the air to introduce his “son” Nestor Galban — a Cuban immigrant who moved in with him when he was 12 after his mom died of breast most cancers, although has not been formally adopted.

“Nestor is the sunshine of my life, I couldn’t think about loving him anymore if he was my very own flesh and blood,” Gaetz instructed the Fox Information host on the time. 

“I’ve raised him for the final six years and he’s simply essentially the most exceptional younger man, I’m happy with him.” 

Nestor Galban, Matt Gaetz's 'adopted son', posing with Donald Trump Jr
Nestor Galban, Matt Gaetz’s “adopted son,” posing with Donald Trump Jr.

The interview got here after a viral showdown between Gaetz and Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) on the home ground the place the Florida rep was accused of not understanding the dynamics of elevating youngsters of coloration as officers mentioned a policing reform invoice. 

“You’ve by no means lived in my sneakers, and also you have no idea what it’s prefer to be an African American male, and all I’m saying is in case you are against this laws, let’s simply have the vote, however please don’t come on this committee room and make a mockery of the ache that exists in my group,” Richmond stated on the time. 

Gaetz minimize Richmond off and requested him if he was “sure that none of us have nonwhite youngsters? Since you referenced your black son, and also you stated none of us may perceive.”

Richmond instructed him to “cease” and stated he wasn’t “about to get sidetracked concerning the coloration of our kids.”

“It isn’t concerning the coloration of your children. It’s about black males, black folks within the streets which can be getting killed, and if one in every of them occurs to be your child, I’m involved about him, too, and clearly, I’m extra involved about him than you might be,” the Louisiana congressman stated. 

Matt Gaetz and his "son" Nestor.
Matt Gaetz and his “son” Nestor.

Gaetz, visibly indignant, then yelled “You’re claiming you’ve got extra concern for my household than I do? Who within the hell do you assume you might be?”

The following morning, Gaetz took to Twitter to introduce Galban as his son and shared a selfie of the 2 collectively.  

“For all these questioning, that is my son Nestor. We share no blood however he’s my life. He got here from Cuba (legally, in fact) six years in the past and lives with me in Florida. I’m so happy with him and elevating him has been the most effective, most rewarding factor I’ve carried out in my life,” Gaetz wrote.

“As you possibly can think about, I used to be triggered when (to make an absurd debate level) a fellow congressman diminished the contributions of Republicans as a result of we don’t increase nonwhite children. Effectively, I’ve.”

Gaetz later instructed Folks journal Galban is the youthful brother of one in every of his ex-girlfriends who moved in with him when he left Cuba. The lawmaker stated the 19-year-old has a organic father that at one level lived with Galban in Miami however declined to supply extra particulars on their present relationship. 

Matt Gaetz discusses his "son" Nestor on Tucker Carlson's show in 2020.
Matt Gaetz discusses his “son” Nestor on Tucker Carlson’s present in 2020.
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The story instantly drew skepticism as a result of the congressman had by no means earlier than claimed to have youngsters and pictures and movies emerged the place Gaetz referred to Galban as a “native scholar” and a “helper” in years previous, the outlet reported. 

He stated the secrecy was as a result of Galban’s adjustment to life in America was tough sufficient and he didn’t wish to topic him to “politics.” 

“He’s very wanting to be recognized as my son as publicly as folks will settle for it,” he instructed the magazine.

The whereabouts of Galban’s organic father, and their relationship, stay unknown.

Born in Hollywood, Florida, outdoors of Ft. Lauderdale, Gaetz attended highschool within the state’s panhandle and was first elected to the Home of Representatives in 2016.

Nestor Galban and Matt Gaetz
Nestor Galban and Matt Gaetz.

He has since efficiently received reelection twice in 2018 and 2020 however is reportedly contemplating leaving his submit early for a gig on the ultra-right tv station Newsmax, Axios reported. 

On Tuesday, the New York Occasions reported Gaetz, who’s engaged to a 26-year-old from California, is the topic of a federal probe over whether or not he had intercourse with a 17-year-old lady and enticed her to journey for intercourse, which is a violation of federal intercourse trafficking statutes. 

He alleged to Carlson {that a} former Division of Justice official, David McGee, is making an attempt to shake his household down for $25 million by blackmailing him with “horrible intercourse trafficking allegations.” McGee denies the allegations.

Gaetz stated he believes the data was leaked to The Occasions in an effort to finish an ongoing FBI investigation into the alleged extortion plot that noticed his father purportedly put on a wire to catch McGee within the act. 

On the finish of the interview, Carlson instructed viewers “that was one of many weirdest interviews I’ve ever performed.”

“I don’t assume that clarified a lot, nevertheless it actually confirmed it is a deeply attention-grabbing story.”

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