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Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:30 AM

Matt Gaetz elopes to California, marries girlfriend

Source: YahooNews

Sun, August 22, 2021, 10:11 AM

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida eloped to Southern California, marrying his girlfriend Ginger Luckey on Saturday in a small ceremony on Catalina Island.

The controversial 39-year-old Republican, who is under investigation as part of a sex trafficking probe, announced the wedding on his personal Twitter page. He exclaimed “I love my wife!” along with a photo of them together — he in a sport coat, she in a white dress.

Vanity Fair reports that Sergio Gor, a former staffer for Sen. Rand Paul, performed the ceremony that was attended by about 40 people. The couple had previously announced they would marry next year.

Gaetz had been in Iowa on Thursday with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, speaking at a rally that is part of a national tour where they falsely claim the 2020 election was stolen from President Donald Trump and downplay the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We, in the Florida Panhandle (Gaetz's district) have a running thread in local newspapers "Where is our Congressman today?" . He is noticeably absent from his district.

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Reply Matt Gaetz elopes to California, marries girlfriend (Original post)
packman Aug 2021 OP
underpants Aug 2021 #1
William Seger Aug 2021 #16
IcyPeas Aug 2021 #44
sarcasmo Aug 2021 #46
Croney Aug 2021 #2
SmittyWerben Aug 2021 #28
2naSalit Aug 2021 #29
monkeyman1 Aug 2021 #34
onenote Aug 2021 #53
sarcasmo Aug 2021 #47
marble falls Aug 2021 #3
Phoenix61 Aug 2021 #11
SoCalDavidS Aug 2021 #21
Texin Aug 2021 #24
PJMcK Aug 2021 #4
SoCalDavidS Aug 2021 #22
Sneederbunk Aug 2021 #5
onetexan Aug 2021 #6
Traildogbob Aug 2021 #7
SoCalDavidS Aug 2021 #23
LenaBaby61 Aug 2021 #25
SoCalDavidS Aug 2021 #27
Traildogbob Aug 2021 #37
Orrex Aug 2021 #8
Me. Aug 2021 #9
FailureToCommunicate Aug 2021 #33
ffr Aug 2021 #10
ToxMarz Aug 2021 #12
chowder66 Aug 2021 #13
Cronezilla Aug 2021 #36
csziggy Aug 2021 #41
Farmer-Rick Aug 2021 #14
OldBaldy1701E Aug 2021 #61
bucolic_frolic Aug 2021 #15
Javaman Aug 2021 #17
LiberatedUSA Aug 2021 #67
Javaman Aug 2021 #70
dlk Aug 2021 #18
onenote Aug 2021 #55
dlk Aug 2021 #66
dlk Aug 2021 #71
Bengus81 Aug 2021 #19
ashredux Aug 2021 #20
dsharp88 Aug 2021 #26
littlemissmartypants Aug 2021 #30
MrModerate Aug 2021 #31
onenote Aug 2021 #56
Wild blueberry Aug 2021 #32
Mr. Evil Aug 2021 #35
not fooled Aug 2021 #40
Mr. Evil Aug 2021 #42
not fooled Aug 2021 #45
Lonestarblue Aug 2021 #38
not fooled Aug 2021 #39
sarcasmo Aug 2021 #57
ExTex Aug 2021 #43
Ford_Prefect Aug 2021 #48
Swede Aug 2021 #49
Mike Nelson Aug 2021 #50
rpannier Aug 2021 #51
Evolve Dammit Aug 2021 #52
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 2021 #60
Evolve Dammit Aug 2021 #63
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 2021 #65
Evolve Dammit Aug 2021 #68
Jopin Klobe Aug 2021 #54
pfitz59 Aug 2021 #58
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #59
NurseJackie Aug 2021 #62
cinematicdiversions Aug 2021 #64
not fooled Aug 2021 #69
Karma13612 Aug 2021 #72

Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:31 AM

1. That's one Luckey lady

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:06 PM

16. "The Luckey Gaetz wedding" sounds like old Jay Leno schtick

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Response to William Seger (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 03:05 PM

44. Gaetz Luckey wedding. LOL

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 04:04 PM

46. Was Nestor in attendance?

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:32 AM

2. So she won't testify against him?

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Response to Croney (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:00 PM

28. Exactly

This was my first thought.

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Response to SmittyWerben (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:15 PM

29. But her sister isn't a fan and maybe she would.

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Response to SmittyWerben (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:31 PM

34. that's dumb !!

do your home work ! his wing man has dumped enough shit on him & they do not need her one way or another ! this stunt won't help him out one bit !! It's still tick -tock time for matty !

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Response to SmittyWerben (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 06:22 PM

53. Wrong.

The marriage testimony privilege doesn't apply to matters occurring before the marriage. Moreover, it doesn't apply to testimony in connection with certain types of crimes, such as human trafficking.

Lot of arm chair lawyers spreading misinformation on DU on this subject.

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Response to Croney (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 04:05 PM

47. A married Gaetz looks good for the judge at sentencing.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:33 AM

3. Now she can't testify against him. I wonder what that cost him?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:40 AM

11. Sure she can. She just can't be forced to do so.

I’d bet there was a really nice wedding present from his family.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:39 PM

21. Meaning, She Won't Be Testifying Against Him nt

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #21)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:43 PM

24. No, that's not correct. Anything she knew prior to the marriage about his (lack of) character is

admissible in a court of law.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:34 AM

4. "He is noticeably absent from his district."

Farron Cousins substituted for David Pakman and highlighted Gaetz's lack of interest in his constituents.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:40 PM

22. He'll Get Re-Elected NO MATTER WHAT HE DOES OR DOESN'T DO

His lack of interest in his constituents is EXACTLY THE SAME as TFG's lack of interest in his Cult Followers, and he almost got enough of their votes to be re-elected.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:34 AM

5. Can she bake a cake containing hacksaw blade?

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:36 AM

6. Trying to resurrect his sex trafficking image i see

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:37 AM

7. Prenups, NDA???

Trump recommended to him. Will she be allowed sex while he serves time. Bang Bang Bobert would have married him.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:41 PM

23. He's Not Going To Serve Time

You're just going to be disappointed later, by thinking that now.

I doubt he'll even be charged.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:45 PM

25. I think he may be indicted ....

But you're right, he will never serve any time because he's a rich, white, entitled, GQP/US Taliban male.

End of story.

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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #25)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:48 PM

27. Rules For Thee, Not For Me nt

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #27)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:42 PM

37. Pretty sure

All of you are correct. Just need to send thoughts and prayers of Covid karma. He is an inspiration though, to incels. Just need cash, and anyone can get laid.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:38 AM

8. Presumably this was during recess and before she had to get to gym class

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:38 AM

9. Is It An Elopement If There Are 40 Guests?

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Response to Me. (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:29 PM

33. Good point!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:40 AM

10. You mean that California?

The one that those with penis envy badmouth incessantly? That California?

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:43 AM

12. So is she now Ginger Gaetz Luckey?

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:49 AM

13. lol

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:35 PM

36. Haha...

"Ginger Gaetz Luckey" has quite the ring to it...
kinda like "Debbie Does Dallas"!

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Response to Cronezilla (Reply #36)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:56 PM

41. BWAHAAHAAA!

And I was just going to post that "Ginger Luckey" sounded like a stripper name. Your version is better!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:57 AM

14. He's almost 40

And she is 14 years younger than him.

A match made for a creepy old rich guy.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 06:41 AM

61. Oh, don't you worry

His attempt to present himself as a 'normal' human will not work. He is incapable of actually being a human, and therefore this will not last long. Either that, or she is gonna ride the gravy train because of what she may have knowledge of. We will see, I suppose.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 11:59 AM

15. A traveling family man

smooth move to shelter assets

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:09 PM

17. He did this to eventually put his assets in her name

So he can escape civil lawsuit claims

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Response to Javaman (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 10:26 AM

67. I have always wondered about that.

Like at what timeframe do those type of actions allow a court to throw signed legal agreements out?

Like if you knew you were going to do something that would open you to civil litigation, so you “sell” everything you own, including your cash to someone trusted for say $1 and have lawyers draw it all up.

Considering there were no court orders against you not to do that (and this could go for evidence destroying as well), since you had not done anything that would get a court’s attention yet….at what point does a court have a legal authority to void the signed and notarized deal?

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #67)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 01:18 PM

70. not being a lawyer but having seen this play out in other avenues...

remember the singing group Captain and Tennille? or the lead singer of the rock band The Cars: Rick Ocasek?

They both C&T and Ocasek and his wife divorced because of medical bills. Basically, the captain, signed over everything to Tennile to prevent creditors from completely bankrupting him due to medical bills. Then he divorced Tennille. The captain now was of zero monetary worth. the creditors couldn't get a thing.

Same thing happened with Ocasek. Medical bills.

gaetz will do the same thing. because, the women he abused will try for a civil suit, but they won't get a thing, because he will be of zero net worth. but also, his new wife will equally a shit for potentially agreeing to do this. what would be amazing is if she had a sudden realization of empathy and character refused to having his assets signed over to her.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:14 PM

18. Now, she can't be compelled to testify against him...

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Response to dlk (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 06:24 PM

55. Wrong. See posts 24 and 53.

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Response to onenote (Reply #55)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 10:22 AM

66. Thanks for the info

However, I wouldn’t be surprised if Gaetz needs to, he will attempt to assert that privilege.

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Response to onenote (Reply #55)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 02:31 PM

71. Joyce Vance, a former US Attorney, seems to disagree

Accordingly, one spouse can’t be compelled to testify against another in a criminal proceeding.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:16 PM

19. Marriage and MONEY. That'll shut her up in the upcoming trial

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:22 PM

20. Was she a potential witness? Just asking

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 12:45 PM

26. Tempted to add: "just before she begins High School"

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:25 PM

30. So when he was her current age she was eleven?

Am I getting the math right?

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:26 PM

31. Does this mean that she can't testify against him? I wonder what she knows. n/t

 

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #31)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 06:24 PM

56. No it does not mean that. See posts 24 and 53.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:26 PM

32. Conjugal visits?

In prison.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:33 PM

35. This woman marrying Matt Gaetz sure says a lot about her.

She's just as horrible as he is. As long as he's not in jail there will be even more scandals.

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #35)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:47 PM

40. Agree,

especially considering everything we now know about his proclivities.

She can't feign ignorance.

WTF is the matter with these people???

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Response to not fooled (Reply #40)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 02:36 PM

42. My guess is simple.

Money. And she gets to hobnob with people who hobnob.

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #42)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 03:45 PM

45. Mr. Evil, you have probably

called it accurately.

She will be in the inner circle after the fascists impose one-party rule.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:43 PM

38. I have one word. Eew!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 01:45 PM

39. Going for the sympathy factor?

"You can't throw a newlywed in jail"

hahahahahahahahahaha

To his new bride: "Women who marry for money earn every penny." And, get tested for STDs, on a recurring basis.



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Response to not fooled (Reply #39)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 06:31 PM

57. Sentencing day, sympathy factor.

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Response to ExTex (Reply #43)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 04:23 PM

48. I heard he wanted to but no one was willing to witness it...

The story goes that someone said it was an unnatural act...

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 04:42 PM

49. With an adult?

nt

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 05:06 PM

50. Hmm...

... Ginger Luckey? Sounds like a stage name, to me... is that her real name? There is a certain profession where women change their names... she wouldn't need to change her name, if she really is Ginger Luckey.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 05:06 PM

51. She's older than 17?

Faked her birth certificate?

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 05:34 PM

52. If she is an adult, I question her mental acuity but hope she has a pre nup. I would bet not. nt

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #52)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 04:22 AM

60. I'd bet there is a pre-nup. He will protect his inherited wealth, trusts and such.

She ain't gonna be THAT luckey.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #60)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 07:34 AM

63. How did Gaetz family make their millions? I never heard of him until last admin.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #63)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 09:31 AM

65. Mostly from a company that provided hospice services. The company was then sold, ...

... to Roto-Rooter (there's some kind of bad joke in that deal, but I don't want to go there at this time )

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2021/04/03/inside-the-30-million-gaetz-family-fortune/?sh=3b8540a6d407

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #65)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 11:11 AM

68. Thanks!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 06:24 PM

54. "... she in a white dress ..." ...

... riiiiiiiight ...

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 07:35 PM

58. Curious he didn't marry in Pensacola

with a big crowd in attendance. Why California?

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 09:36 PM

59. FL spousal privilege does not protect communications made before the marriage.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 07:31 AM

62. "Look, everyone! I can't be a paedo... I have a WIFE!! She's an adult!! SEE??"

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 07:38 AM

64. I keep hearing how he is in all this trouble and on the verge of hgetting arrested.

Well, they are taking their own sweet time if they are planning to arrest him.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 11:27 AM

69. OK, so anyone who criticized Bill and Hillary for staying married

can't possibly congratulate skeezy perv Gaetz on his nuptials...without being a massive hypocrite...oh wait, the GQPee is a camp for hypocrites.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 03:24 PM

72. Damn it..

That scum nugget took my wedding day.

Hubby and I celebrated our 21st year on August 21.

Now I will remember that this is also the day that that turd got married.

Is nothing sacred anymore!!!????

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