Luke Ball is exiting his position as communications director for Rep. Matt Gaetz as the Justice Department inquiry into Gaetz’s possible connections to sex trafficking continues.
Ball started out in Gaetz’s office as an intern in 2017. In addition to serving as his press secretary, he was deputy campaign manager in the representative’s 2018 re-election campaign and deputy digital director for Ron DeSantis for Governor, according to Ball’s LinkedIn profile.
He is also the founder of Rightlife Media, a video production and website design company.
The New York Post said that Ball had scrubbed any mentions of Gaetz, from his Twitter biography by midday Thursday.
“The Office of Congressman Matt Gaetz and Luke Ball have agreed that it would be best to part ways,” a statement from Gaetz’s office said. “We thank him for his time in our office, and we wish him the best moving forward.”