Matt Gaetz gives support to get rid of Kevin McCarthy as GOP leader
Matt Gaetz (screen grab)

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) decided that she wants to be the Speaker of the House, despite her party not being in the majority. Still, Republicans are already measuring the drapes assuming they'll win in 2022, said the Colorado Times Reporter.

But Boebert's enthusiasm earned unexpected support from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who is linked to a child sex-trafficking case. Gaetz spent the weekend with fellow extremist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who is fielding new accusations of anti-Semitism.

"But, you know, maybe one day when I'm Speaker of the House, my first action will be to take those metal detectors and use them as target practice," Boebert said, speaking of the metal detectors that all Capitol visitors must go through. While in the White House Trump used metal detectors for all guests entering the White House.

Gaetz heralded her comments, saying that he thinks she'd make a "fantastic Speaker of the House." Doing so would rip the position from ambitious Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who has been rumored to be lusting after the job.

"I'm looking forward to being the Speaker in the next Congress," McCarthy bragged last week, the day before Gaetz sang his support of Boebert.

Gaetz has been largely protected by McCarthy during the scandal with his friend, former tax collector Joel Greenberg.

Read the full report at the Colorado Times Reporter.