Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz delivered a fiery speech on the House Floor on Tuesday, revealing Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s desire to continue funding Jack Smith’s investigations into former President Donald Trump. Gaetz expressed his displeasure with this decision and threatened to vacate the chair if McCarthy did not comply with his demands. These demands included the release of the J6 video tapes, the impeachment of President Joe Biden, and the defunding of swamp bureaucrats.
Gaetz exposed McCarthy’s intentions, stating, “Our leadership right now is asking us to vote for a continuing resolution, a vote for the continuing resolution is a vote to continue the Green New Deal, inflationary spending, and in the most troubling fashion, a vote for the continuing resolution is a vote to continue the election interference of Jack Smith.”
In a tweet, Gaetz emphasized the need for House Republicans to take action, either by defunding Smith’s election interference or by vacating the chair. He urged his fellow Republicans to stand with President Trump, as their votes on the continuing resolution would have significant implications for Trump’s potential victory in the 2024 election.
Gaetz further demanded the impeachment of President Biden for his alleged involvement in using the vice presidency as a means to benefit his family financially. He criticized McCarthy’s impeachment inquiry into Biden as merely taking “baby steps” towards addressing these concerns.
Gaetz concluded his speech with a strong message directed at Speaker McCarthy, stating, “Speaker McCarthy, I am here to hold you to your word. Do these things or face a motion to vacate the chair. If Democrats bail out McCarthy as they may, then I will lead the resistance to this McCarthy, Biden, Jefferies uni-party government.”
The vote on the continuing resolution is scheduled for later this month, making it a critical moment in congressional history. Gaetz urged Trump supporters to contact their congressional representatives and demand that they refuse to vote NO on the continuing resolution unless the investigations into Trump and his supporters are defunded. He also called on supporters to demand that their representatives support the motion to vacate the chair if McCarthy fails to fulfill his promises.
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