The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was blasted by a member of his own party on Saturday.
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has been caught up in an insider-trading scandal and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has continued to blast him for remaining in public office.
"Just a reminder that Sen. Burr has not socially or professionally distanced himself from the Intelligence Committee despite being investigated by the FBI," Gaetz tweeted. "Because Congress."
Gaetz followed that up with a second attack:
Senator being investigated for coronavirus-inspired insider trading says what about an investigation? https://t.co/Wru8ao8BYp— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1588436680.0
Gaetz has been criticizing Burr since March and has called on him to resign from Congress. He has also demanded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) remove Burr as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. And he has criticized Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) for defending Burr.
Here's some of what Gaetz has said about Burr on Twitter:
Such a low-energy establishment Senate response.. “Self-referral” to “Senate Ethics” is the safe space where Senat… https://t.co/BYoeJ2taCD— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1584727992.0
.@senatemajldr should remove @SenatorBurr as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee until these questions are answe… https://t.co/ZtdxdwONy4— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1584753544.0
.@SenatorBurr is still Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. #wheresmitch? https://t.co/j0oFKlZBvh— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1585057627.0
“Other results found just 22% approve of the job @SenatorBurr is doing, compared with 54% who disapprove.” This is… https://t.co/1Ka4EZzaJu— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1585147117.0
Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton. @SenatorBurr shot the moral credibility of the Republican Party.— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1585592361.0
Would @senatemajldr let a Commerce Committee Chairman continue if they were being investigated by the SEC? Or an A… https://t.co/BibRbj5UfH— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1585673253.0
Am I the only Republican in Congress (publicly) calling for the removal of @SenatorBurr as Intel Chairman? (many pr… https://t.co/lBgv3KV2fb— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1585860862.0
.@SenatorBurr = stock genius. Amirite, @senatemajldr? https://t.co/Z3Kd4FkhJd— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1586275150.0
What @SenatorBurr did was wrong. His statements implicate him even more directly than other… https://t.co/Hn2SdMEtj8— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1586456101.0
When politicians “go corrupt” they don’t stop with just one corrupt act. Their worldview changes & they rationali… https://t.co/YnUPswI0Tw— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1586892873.0
.@ThomTillis on @SenatorBurr: “With respect to his chairmanship, that’s a decision that … would be better left to… https://t.co/yJkC6bq12A— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1586969064.0