Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz has allegedly told his close supporters that he is seriously considering not seeking re-election or retiring early from Congress in order to take a job at Newsmax, Axios reports.
Gaetz, one of former President Donald Trump’s biggest allies, told several close contacts that he is considering leaving Congress to join Newsmax. One of the sources told Axios that Gaetz has had “early conversations” with Newsmax about what a position would entail.
Newsmax, a competitor to Fox News, had its ratings skyrocket during the 2020 presidential election after many conservatives felt dissatisfied with Fox News’ coverage.
Gatez believes that leaving Congress and becoming a personality on Newsmax would give him the perfect platform for a future “national political role.”