Pirozzolo touted access to Matt Gaetz before Bahamas trip that became part of corruption probe

Pirozzolo went on to underscore the influence the two men wielded, noting Beshears, a Republican from near Tallahassee, was expected to soon become the chairperson of the state House committee in charge of healthcare spending and would have a “direct connect” to the Florida Department of Health, which regulates the state’s billion-dollar marijuana industry. And he pointed out that Gaetz, a Panhandle Republican, was sponsoring pro-marijuana legislation in Congress.