Gaetz is due to appear Tuesday night at the annual Academy Night at Niceville High School, where students typically learn about how they can attend U.S. service (or military) academies.
Gaetz has denied any wrongdoing and said the Justice Department's investigation is part of a government operation against him and like-minded Republicans.
The allegations against Gaetz and his slated appearance at Niceville High School, prompted Cara Marion, a candidate for the Okaloosa County School Board, to ask: "What message are we sending our kids?".
And so, what they've said is they're very displeased with the fact the Okaloosa County School District is agreeing to have Matt Gaetz, who is under investigation for sex trafficking.".
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Marion is not alone in her condemnation of Gaetz and the Okaloosa school district's decision for him to host the high school event.
It called on Congress to "direct Matt Gaetz to step aside while the investigation for alleged sex trafficking a minor [is] ongoing.". »