Internet stunned as Matt Gaetz reveals his 19-year-old adopted Cuban son after viral outburst at House hearing
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On Thursday, just a day after being publicly shamed by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) for making a "mockery" of the pain felt by the Black community, Rep. Matt Gaetz posted a picture of himself with Nestor Galban, a young man from Cuba who Gaetz introduced as his adopted son:

There is plenty of documented evidence on social media of Gaetz and Nestor together in the past, and former Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA), who has a cross-partisan friendship with Gaetz, confirmed he's telling the truth.

However, this is the first time that Gaetz has so publicly acknowledged him as an adopted son — which immediately raised the suspicion of some commenters on social media, given that he chose to reveal this fact just a day after being accused by a fellow lawmaker of not caring about the plight of nonwhite people.

Some commenters also noticed that Gaetz has previously referred to Nestor as a "helper" or "local student" and that he has been absent from several major campaign events, all of which makes Gaetz's reveal of him as an adopted son more awkward.