'A pattern is being revealed': Matt Gaetz calls for removal of 'corrupt' fellow GOP lawmaker
U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz speaking with attendees at the 2019 Teen Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore)

On Tuesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reiterated his call for Congress to remove Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC).


New reporting from ProPublica shows that Burr sold his house in Washington, D.C. for over $100,000 more than its county assessed value to a lobbyist who had business before his committee — without listing it publicly.

The news comes weeks after Burr was reported to have sold stocks in coronavirus-affected companies while receiving classified Senate briefings on the coronavirus threat — for which he is currently facing a Justice Department investigation and a securities fraud lawsuit from a fellow shareholder.

Gaetz has consistently argued Burr should be stripped of committee assignments since the original news broke, at one point sharply criticizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for not taking action against him.