During a speech on Friday, embattled Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz insisted that he “isn’t going anywhere,” and that he is “built for the battle.” The truth is that Gaetz is too arrogant to understand how much trouble he is actually facing, and his career is going down the toilet at a phenomenal speed. He may have a few supporters in Congress, but the rest of the Republican Party has already abandoned him. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced