Glenn Greenwald defends Matt Gaetz’s right to have sex with ‘consenting’ 17-year-old girl – By David Edwards (Raw Story) / April 12 2021
Libertarian journalist Glenn Greenwald, a frequent Fox News guest, this week said that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has the right to have sex with a “consenting” 17-year-old girl.
Greenwald made the remarks on Twitter although Gaetz has denied that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl. Gaetz has also said that he is innocent of sex trafficking allegations.
“All or some of these accusations against Rep. Gaetz very well may be true and, one day — perhaps imminently — there will be ample publicly available evidence demonstrating this,” Greenwald wrote on Twitter. “But that day has not yet arrived. That should matter for how the case is discussed.”
He went on to note that the age of consent is 16 or 17 in 37 states, although it’s illegal for a 38-year-old man to have sex with a 17-year-old girl in Florida.