Matt Gaetz elopes to California and marries his girlfriend

Miami (AP) — Florida US Congressman Matt Gates stormed Southern California on Saturday after marrying his girlfriend Ginger Lucky at a small ceremony on Catalina Island.

A controversial 39-year-old Republican under investigation as part of an investigation into sex trafficking announced his wedding on his personal Twitter page. He shouted, “I love my wife!” Together with those pictures-he is wearing a sports coat and she is wearing a white dress.

Vanity Fair Sergio Go, a former Senator Rand Paul employee, reports that the ceremony was attended by about 40 people. The couple had previously announced that they would get married next year.

Gates was in Iowa with Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene on Thursday, falsely claiming that the 2020 election was stolen by President Donald Trump, and spoke at a rally that was part of a national tour that downplayed the COVID-19 pandemic. Did.

Lucky, 26, is from Southern California and works for a company that focuses on extending the life of products made from plant-based materials.

Gates is under investigation as part of an investigation that led to the arrest and judicial transaction of his best friend. Joel Greenberg, Former Seminole Count, Florida, Tax Collector.

In May last year, Greenberg pleaded guilty to six federal crimes, including child trafficking, spoofing, stalking, wire fraud, and bribery of civil servants. His judicial transaction with the public prosecutor requires ongoing cooperation with an ongoing investigation of sexual trafficking.

Gates, which represents most of the Florida Panhandle, was not mentioned in Greenberg’s judicial transaction. However, Greenberg’s cooperation could play a role in the ongoing investigation into the relationship between Gates and payments for sex with a 17-year-old girl. He has repeatedly denied cheating.