The sex-trafficking investigation that’s zeroing in on Matt Gaetz, explained

Who Gaetz is: He’s a close Donald Trump ally and one of the most conservative flamethrowers in Congress. He was elected in 2016 alongside Trump to his seat in Florida’s Western Panhandle area, one of the most Republican congressional districts in the nation, and he has glommed onto Trump in a big way. On the eve of the Jan. 6 anniversary, he appeared with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) to spout unproven conspiracy theories about the attack. He has been a frequent Fox News guest, and he’s aligned himself in the past with the Proud Boys and Holocaust deniers. He also frequently has been investigated for violating House ethics rules for various actions.