In a recent interview on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, Matt Gaetz expressed his support for the RINO (Republican In Name Only) wing of the GOP. Bartiromo argued that it would be more problematic for Republicans if Speaker McCarthy kept his promises by refusing to fund the Department of Justice (DOJ), as it would hinder the DOJ witch-hunt and the flow of funds to Ukraine. Gaetz even vowed to step down from his position if McCarthy failed to defund Jack Smith.
During the interview, Gaetz criticized McCarthy for having ineffective committees, stating, “It’s not enough to expose facts that get people angry and animated. You then have to follow those facts to a conclusion and to accountability. See, that is what Republicans are bad at.” He emphasized the need for meaningful Congressional action at this time, calling out McCarthy for supporting Biden’s debt and funding the government alongside Democrats. Gaetz expressed concern that Merrick Garland, the Attorney General, would continue to receive funding from taxpayers, which could be used against patriots in the country.
The interview received positive feedback from Gaetz’s colleagues, with Congressman Bishop posting on X, “This is the best interview I have ever seen. The ad hominem attacks against @RepMattGaetz will undoubtedly persist, but his every point was perfectly stated and utterly inarguable. Let’s see a rational rebuttal. Maria is usually one of the best, but she could only sputter.”
Gaetz has firmly stated that he will step down from his position if McCarthy fails to defund Jack Smith. The deadline for Congress to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) is September 30th. National File will continue to provide coverage on this issue.
It is important to note that Maria Bartiromo also received praise for her professionalism and ability to rectify a situation. Citizen Free Press commended her, stating, “Maria Bartiromo is a class act. She was called out live on air, spent the day considering what happened, and went about righting the situation. If only the rest of the legacy media acted in such a way. Respect to Maria.”
This interview highlights the divisions within the GOP and the differing opinions on how to approach important issues. Gaetz’s criticism of McCarthy and his call for meaningful action demonstrate his commitment to accountability and holding the DOJ responsible. It remains to be seen how these tensions will play out in the coming weeks, particularly with the upcoming deadline for passing a CR.