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Gaetz Retaliates: Florida Rep Threatens to ‘Seize’ Pelosi’s Phone Records From Jan 6th

Gaetz Retaliates: Florida Rep Threatens to ‘Seize’ Pelosi’s Phone Records From Jan 6th

Rep. Matt Gaetz (Q-FL) lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) this week after the House committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol moved to have his phone and computer records preserved.

Gaetz told Real America’s Voice that Republicans would retaliate by seizing Pelosi’s phone records if they take over the House of Representatives in 2022.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 11: U.S. House Judiciary Committee members Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) listens to opening statements during a markup hearing on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. The articles of impeachment charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. House Democrats claim that Trump posed a “clear and present danger” to national security and the 2020 election in his dealings with Ukraine over the past year. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In a textbook litany of projection language, Gaetz nervously rambled off his reasons for going after one of the main intended victims of the mob on January 6th. “The reason Nancy Pelosi is doing this is they want to cast this cloud of criminality,” Gaetz complained. “Nancy Pelosi better be careful what she wishes for because if the new tradition when one party gains power in the House of Representatives is that you investigate the personal records and the personal lives of the people who are out of power, well then 2022 and 2023 are going to be very difficult years for the Democrats.”

“Maybe we ought to look at Nancy Pelosi’s phone records with her husband,” the congressman continued, “who benefited millions of dollars off of stock trades and technology bills that were moving through the legislative process.”

Gaetz (who actually can’t do anything with Pelosi’s records because she’s not under any investigations) also suggested that Republicans could retaliate against the CEOs of telephone companies that comply with congressional investigations. “This is unprecedented, this is Marxist and I look forward to standing up against it,” he opined.

Gaetz is not the only Republican lawmaker to loudly complain about the request to preserve records. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) has joined Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) and Mo Brooks (Q-AL) with vocal opposition to the investigation.

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