An appearance by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Newsmax where he openly worried that the House select committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection would lead to criminal referrals against Republicans set off an avalanche of mockery aimed at the embattled lawmaker who is already the subject of an investigations over alleged sexual acts with underaged women.
During his appearance, the Florida Republican took shots at Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for taking part in the investigation as the only two GOP members, before revealing his fears about what may transpire.
"I think the entire purpose of the Jan. 6 committee is to create a series of criminal referrals to the Biden Justice Department," he insisted. "And I think [House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy is the lead target, unfortunately."
Critics of Gaetz were quick to wonder if he might be swept up too -- adding to his legal woes.
You can see some comments below:
@RepMattGaetz Did they get accused of Sex trafficking or something? Cause if so that would a great reason for disciplinarian action !— 🌈🎋🎼🎋🌏Dr.Violisto🎵🎋🎻🎋 (@🌈🎋🎼🎋🌏Dr.Violisto🎵🎋🎻🎋) 1627307648.0
@RepMattGaetz Obviously just your fear talking. WTF are all of you really afraid of??— Regina Willoughby (@Regina Willoughby) 1627309980.0
A better priority would be to remove members who are targets of federal criminal investigations. https://t.co/s11bhsvXSq— George Conway (@George Conway) 1627315833.0
@RepMattGaetz Are you the guy who paid for underage prostitutes with Venmo, or is that somebody else?— Francesca Diasio (@Francesca Diasio) 1627316308.0
@RepMattGaetz Americans need to be stronger in action against the traitors we have in Congress that tried to overth… https://t.co/BM2RLSPyjd— Paige 🏴☠️ #ArrestTrump #ExGOP (@Paige 🏴☠️ #ArrestTrump #ExGOP) 1627307362.0
@RepMattGaetz What do you have to hide!!!! Oh that’s right you are part of the attack on the Capital— Pam Richards (@Pam Richards) 1627310117.0
@RepMattGaetz Wait until he finds out about Members of Congress who are being investigated for sex trafficking— Russ Burgos (@Russ Burgos) 1627315940.0
@RepMattGaetz "I'm under investigation for sex trafficking minors, please go after these other people"— Reese(Marquis de Lafayette) (@Reese(Marquis de Lafayette)) 1627316481.0
@RepMattGaetz Because why? Getting to the truth, exactly what those two are concerned with, would look really bad to who?— Jim Higgins (@Jim Higgins) 1627317602.0
@RepMattGaetz What about removing a member of the Judiciary Committee who is being investigated by the Justice Depa… https://t.co/UWy2rF0gC0— Jeremy Fink (@Jeremy Fink) 1627316834.0
@RepMattGaetz Hey Matt! Remember that day Jeffrey Epstein stepped off a plane into the arms of the FBI? Never saw it coming.— Donald JMD Trump 🇺🇸 🗳️ 🇺🇸 (@Donald JMD Trump 🇺🇸 🗳️ 🇺🇸) 1627317157.0
@RepMattGaetz What’s the problem Matt? You worried they will find out not only that you participate in human traffi… https://t.co/0ilacKQlpm— tim hauser (@tim hauser) 1627308141.0