Ethics Committee opens investigation into Matt Gaetz on 6 different counts of misconduct
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In a press release this Friday, the Committee on Ethics announced that it is launching an investigation into allegations of sex crimes and other misconduct leveled at Florida GOP congressman Matt Gaetz.

"The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Matt Gaetz may have engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds to personal use, and/or accepted a bribe, improper gratuity, or impermissible gift, in violation of House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct," the press release stated. "The Committee, pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a), has begun an investigation and will gather additional information regarding the allegations."

Read the full press release here.