During an appearance on Steve Bannon’s podcast, Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz said that when Republicans take control of the House, Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene should take the helm of the Jan. 6 committee.
“I wouldn’t disband it. I would take it over,” Gaetz said of the Jan. 6 committee. “I would throw off the tyrants that are on that committee now. I would make Marjorie Taylor Greene the Chair. I would make [former Trump speech writer Darren Beattie] the staff director, and then we would get the truth in front of the American people.”
As Florida Politics points out, Gaetz has pushed the theory that left-wing actors and government informants were behind the Capitol riot.
“Why is there no accountability for the very people who are on video dispassionately and professionally setting up a booby trap for people, a lot of whom didn’t even know they were breaking the law because barriers had been removed,” Gaetz said.
“The people all in this country know what is driving this, and that is the folks inside the beltway of Washington, D.C. — severely impacted with the pandemic of Potomac fever — believe that the way that American democracy ought to work is that they ought to get to make all the decisions,” Gaetz said.
“And instead of the voters picking the leaders, that the leaders and the elites and the bureaucratic class ought to be able to dictate the outcomes of elections. We don’t believe that, and we’re not going to allow them to lie about us, and we’re not going to allow this blood libel to exist as a consequence of the Jan. 6 narrative that they are putting forward.”