Mandel Embraces Alleged Sex Trafficker Matt Gaetz
May 15, 2021
Columbus, OH — Today, Josh Mandel once again showed there’s no low he won’t stoop to, as he shared the same stage as Matt Gaetz, even as other Republican candidates backed out of the Strongsville GOP event amid serious federal allegations against Gaetz. Federal law enforcement officials are looking into allegations that Gaetz engaged in sex trafficking, prostitution, public corruption and sex with a minor.
“Josh Mandel stood on a stage in Strongsville and had harsher words for Mike DeWine than he did for Matt Gaetz. That says a lot about Josh Mandel and what he really stands for. Josh is always looking out for himself and there’s no line he won’t cross to promote his own interests,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.
Mandel also continued to employ dangerous rhetoric as he went after a member of the Ohio press corps and made the audience aware multiple times that the reporter was in the audience. This comes after Josh tweeted a photo of himself at a gun store with the caption ‘hunting RINOs.’
The event showed just how deep the divisions in the GOP run, as speakers spent most of their time going after fellow Republicans, including Anthony Gonzalez, Mike DeWine and Frank LaRose as Republicans remain in deep disarray about the future of the party.