Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz was brutally mocked on social media this week after he begged supporters to send him campaign donations. Gaetz is burning through cash right now trying to stay ahead of the scandal, and he’s being forced to advertise in his home district in order to keep his base on his side. 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