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On Thursday, the office of Tom Williams / CQ / GettyMatt Gaetz issued a statement alleging that employees in defense of the hated MP from MAGA amid his ongoing sex scandal. Although signed by “Women in the Office of US Congressman Matt Gaetz,” no real women have been identified. “Following the shocking allegations in the press last week, we women in Congressman Matt Gaetz’s office feel morally obligated to speak out,” the letter began. “During the rule of Congressman Gaetz, we were behind the scenes at every turn. We arranged his meetings. We have planned his events. We traveled with him. And we followed his schedule. Calling the MAGA congressman a “principled and moral leader,” the unidentified women added that none of them had “experienced or witnessed anything less than exceptional professionalism and respect.” No hint of inappropriateness. Not a gram of injustice. The letter continued: “In our office and under the leadership of Congressman Gaetz, women are not only respected but also encouraged over and over again to grow, achieve more and ultimately know our worth.” The anonymous officials concluded the statement by saying. that “they unequivocally reject these allegations as untrue” and that Gaetz has always treated every woman in his office with respect. “Congressman Gaetz will continue to set an example and stand up for the people of America who have been slandered by the liberal elite,” the statement said. “And we will stand with him. While acknowledging the scrutiny we will face to make this decision, we take comfort in the hope that more Americans and elected officials will stand up and refuse to remain silent. “The letter came when Gaetz came closer to the real legal danger amid a Justice Department investigating potential sex trafficking allegations. On Thursday, numerous agencies reported that Gaetz’s close associate Joel Greenberg was likely to plead guilty to criminal charges next month. Although it is not yet clear what Greenberg’s request will address – he faces a number of charges, including sex trafficking and bribery – it now appears likely that the former Seminol County tax collector will testify against his MAGA congressional friend. The federal investigation into whether Gaetz had sex with a 17-year-old girl and paid for her trip is the result of Greenberg’s investigation. The congressman published the statement from the anonymous women in his office moments after the news broke about his friend. Read more in The Daily Beast. Get our most important stories in your inbox every day. Register now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves into the stories that matter to you. Find out more.