Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was tricked into posing with a man who pointed out that he has been accused of being a pedophile.
The incident was said to have occurred on a California beach, while Gaetz was in the state with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) over the weekend. Video of the confrontation was shared on Twitter by MeidasTouch.com.
"Oh, my God! I'm so excited," the man exclaims. "Everybody thinks you're crazy. I don't think you're crazy."
"People think you're a pedophile!" the man tells Gaetz. "I don't think you're a pedophile. I don't think you're a pedophile at all. The charges against him are totally false."
At that point, a man who appeared to be a security guard forced the man to move away from Gaetz and Greene.
Watch the video below.
Matt Gaetz will only take photos with supporters who acknowledge he is a pedophile. pic.twitter.com/mNL3OIq0yz
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) July 18, 2021