Republican lawmaker calls out Matt Gaetz, labeling him as a fraud.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is trying to boot House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from his leadership post over his deal with Democrats to prevent a government shutdown and claims that McCarthy cut a “secret side deal” with President Joe Biden on aid for Ukraine.
However, there is at least one member from his own conference who does not agree with it.
“I cannot reword”
Lawler maintained that McCarthy’s Republicans are attempting to draft a bill aimed at reducing expenses and promoting other conservative agendas. However, Gaetz’s actions could potentially jeopardize this effort.
“We are actively engaged in the task,” he stated. “This will significantly divert our attention from our current responsibilities.”
Lawler mentioned that Gaetz’s behavior is becoming tiresome for other members of the GOP conference.
Lawler stated that Matt has been an extremely destructive presence in the conference, and it is important for the American people to realize that his actions do not align with conservative values or conservative Republicanism. Lawler further described him as a fraud.
If Gaetz is found guilty, he may face expulsion from Congress as some members of the Republican conference are allegedly considering this action. The Ethics Committee is currently investigating him.
See Lawler’s full conversation with Tapper below: