"People think you're a pedophile!" Matt Gaetz accidentally poses with prankster for beach photo

"People think you're a pedophile!" the man says excitedly. "I don't think you're a pedophile."

Published July 19, 2021 5:00AM (EDT)

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. (Getty Images)
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. (Getty Images)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was tricked into posing with a man who pointed out that he has been accused of being a pedophile.

The incident was said to have occurred on a California beach, while Gaetz was in the state with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) over the weekend. Video of the confrontation was shared on Twitter by MeidasTouch.com.

"Oh, my God! I'm so excited," the man exclaims. "Everybody thinks you're crazy. I don't think you're crazy."

"People think you're a pedophile!" the man tells Gaetz. "I don't think you're a pedophile. I don't think you're a pedophile at all. The charges against him are totally false."

At that point, a man who appeared to be a security guard forced the man to move away from Gaetz and Greene.

Watch the video below.

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