Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida said on Wednesday that Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy shouldn’t get a free pass from conservatives just because he’s following through on an impeachment inquiry for President Joe Biden.
“We’re gonna have to go a lot farther,” the Fort Walton Beach Republican told Newsmax host Eric Bolling, “ because we are going to be judged, not by our press releases and statements, but by the actual results of all of this.”
Gaetz shared that he is often frustrated by McCarthy’s “failure theater.” He said that’s because despite the launch of the inquiry, GOP lawmakers still have not subpoenaed Hunter Biden or any other Biden family members about Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s shady overseas deals.
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He argued that Republicans don’t need every last record before they grill Hunter Biden.
“We have to hold Speaker McCarthy’s feet to the fire to ensure that the investigative work happens … and that this isn’t just an impeachment inquiry in name only,” said Gaetz.
But McCarthy must do more than just talk impeachment, Gaetz added. He needs to do more to control the “woke and weaponized government” operating under Joe Biden by cutting off the spending spigot.
Gaetz said a vote for a continuing budget resolution is a vote for continuing election interference from special prosecutor Jack Smith, the Green New Deal, inflationary spending and open borders.
Gaetz added, “Impeachment is not some get-out-of-jail-free card for Kevin McCarthy on the motion to vacate. Let me be very clear about that.”
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Instead, said Gaetz, “It’s about spending us into oblivion and continuing the Biden administration’s policy choices and spending habits that the American people abhor and disdain and actually elected us to fight against.”
Gaetz was referring to the motion he has floated to remove McCarthy from his post, as part of the deal the speaker cut with conservatives in January to secure the job. McCarthy agreed to allow a vote on his removal if he failed to abide by the deal.
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