Gaetz says he won’t resign over ‘false’ sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz says he will not resign from Congress. The Florida Republican made his statement less than a week since reports emerged that he’s under federal investigation for possible sex crimes. Gaetz wrote a column that appeared Monday in the Washington Examiner, a conservative news outlet. Gaetz denies accusations that he had sex with an underage girl. He also suggests he’s being targeted by political foes because he “loathes the swamp.” Gaetz, 38, has been one of former President Donald Trump’s most loyal defenders. So far, Gaetz has received almost no public support from other congressional Republicans, and none from Trump.