Gaetz communications director resigns

A senior staffer in embattled GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz’s office resigned on Friday following reports the Florida Republican is under investigation for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a minor and a possible violation of sex trafficking laws, according to a GOP source.

Apr 2, 2021: Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is facing a red-hot spotlight after answering reports he was being investigated by the Justice Department over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him. NBC senior Washington correspondent Hallie Jackson reports for TODAY.

Luke Ball formerly served as Gaetz’s communications director.

NBC News first reported the resignation.

Gaetz has vehemently denied the allegations lodged against him, stating that he and his family have been targeted in an extortion scheme by a former Department of Justice official.

The official has denied Gaetz’s accusation.

The Hill has reached out to Gaetz’s office for comment.

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