Gaetz made his first appearance since the allegations broke at a Women for America First Summit held at Trump's golf resort in Miami, claiming that the allegations are all part of a "deep state" plot against him. Jost took him apart for appearing at the venue:
“Matt Gaetz is back in the news. But this time, it’s good,” said Jost. “I’m kidding, it’s still the sex stuff.”
Reportedly, Jost noted, Gaetz—”who looks like all the dudes from American Pie combined”—sent $900 via Venmo to an alleged sex trafficker. Subsequently, the trafficker is said to have forwarded the same amount to young women in payments labeled ‘Tuition’ and ‘School.’
“If true,” Jost joked, “[this] would make him the only congressman actually helping with student loans.”
While Gaetz remains under investigation by the FBI for sex trafficking, Jost was happy to see, at the very least, that the congressman is taking the allegations seriously. “That’s why yesterday, he spoke at the Women For America First summit, which is a nice change,” he said, “to see women pay for an hour with Matt Gaetz.”
And for his list of character witnesses:
Gaetz has talked about having support from former President Donald Trump, QAnon disciple Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who has been accused of ignoring reports of sexual abuse while coaching a university wrestling team.
“Did he think those were good character references? Who’s next?” Jost scoffed. “The ghost of Jeffrey Epstein?”