Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to revoke Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) chairmanship of the Intelligence Committee.
CNN reported on Monday that the Justice Department is investigating the possibility that Burr profited off stock trades by using insider knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"How can [McConnell] justify leaving someone as the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee who is being investigated by the FBI for criminally abusing their position for personal, financial gain?!?!" Gaetz exclaimed on Twitter.
"Republicans need to do a better job cleaning our own house," he said, adding the hashtag "#wheresmitch."
How can @senatemajldr justify leaving someone as the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee..... who is being inve… https://t.co/VPTXrvUPc8— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz)1585576655.0
Gaetz's followers appeared to be taken off guard by the comments.
Read some of the responses below.
@mattgaetz @senatemajldr Wow, it's almost as though your party has no integrity or principles.— Kel Varnsen (@Kel Varnsen)1585577539.0
@mattgaetz @senatemajldr How can you continue in Congress after breaching security in a SCIF as a political stunt? Self-reflection, Mattie.— Tink53 (@Tink53)1585577200.0
@mattgaetz @senatemajldr Wtf....that’s the second tweet of his in less than a month that I agree with!— overthere (@overthere)1585576876.0
@mattgaetz @joanneintexas @senatemajldr Please check to see if Hell has frozen over. I agree with Matt Gaetz.— Dave Menard (@Dave Menard)1585577144.0
@mattgaetz @senatemajldr Your own corruption lies in your pathetic inability to pressure Trump to have acted a mont… https://t.co/zEEBrhHWpf— Omar Ghaffar (@Omar Ghaffar)1585576784.0