The Insider reports:
The former Trump aides aren’t necessarily happy to see the three-term lawmaker in trouble, but they “feel a little vindicated,” the former White House staffer told Insider. “He’s the meanest person in politics.”
A former congressional aide said GOP leaders could soon be rid of the self-styled provocateur without having to get their hands dirty. “Good riddance,” said another former Trump White House aide. “It sounds like he let whatever BS power he thought he had go to his head and he thought himself above the law.”
“He’s not in the legislative business. He’s just out there to blow shit up and get on TV,” one Republican US House staffer told Insider. That person added that Gaetz has a reputation as a “showboat,” with very few allies in the House. “He’s a blight on the conference.”
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NEW: Former Trump White House and GOP officials who loathe the loquacious and pugilistic Matt Gaetz were gloating his turn in the sex scandal spotlight. https://t.co/MyeaNxlblD by the @thisisinsider DC bureau crew ($)
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