For Immediate Release:
Monday April 12, 2021
Dan Kovats, Executive Director
(773) 351-7818 |

Rodney Still Silent on Gaetz, Still Holding Gaetz Campaign Cash

Springfield, IL – One week ago the Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association (IDCCA) called upon Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis to give away campaign funds he received from Congressman Matt Gaetz following public reports that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Gaetz for allegedly having sex with and trafficking a minor. Today, IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik released another statement calling on Davis to speak out and give away the dirty money:

“More than a week later Rodney Davis remains silent on his political supporter Matt Gaetz’ alleged criminality. And as Illinois Republican Adam Kinzinger calls for Gaetz to resign, Davis has only made jokes and avoided taking action or a position.”

“Matt Gaetz’s partner in crime is striking a plea deal, prompting his lawyer to say ‘I’m sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling very comfortable.’ Rodney Davis, the public evidence is mounting: speak out like your colleague and unburden yourself and your district of Matt Gaetz’s dirty money.”

More public revelations of electronic money transfers continue to lead back to Matt Gaetz. Joel Greenberg, a former tax commissioner in Florida and a friend of Gaetz’s, has been reported by CNN to be striking a plea deal in the face of federal charges that range from identity theft to sex trafficking of a minor. Last Thursday, Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger called for Matt Gaetz to resign.

Rodney Davis has taken $4,000 from Matt Gaetz, starting in 2018 and then again in 2020. On Monday, April 5, 2021, the IDCCA called on Rodney Davis to return the money to Gaetz or give it to charity like one of his colleagues did.


About the IDCCA…

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) is a statewide, grassroots Democratic Party organization comprised of the elected Democratic County Chairs in all 102 counties in Illinois. The mission of the IDCCA is to help elect Democrats in every county and region of Illinois while continuing to grow the Democratic Party throughout the state. McHenry County Democratic Chair Kristina Zahorik is the President of the IDCCA.

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