Before his crusade to oust Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from his speakership role, Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told supporters in a fundraising email that the Republican effort to impeach President Joe Biden is simply a political stunt, NBC News reported.
During a Zoom call last week, Gaetz and fellow Freedom Caucus member Matt Rosendale slammed the GOP’s impeachment inquiry.
“I don’t believe that we are endeavoring upon a legitimate impeachment of Joe Biden,” Gaetz told Steve Bannon.
“They’re trying to engage in a, like, ‘forever war’ of impeachment,” Gaetz said. “And like many of our forever wars, it will drag on forever and end in a bloody draw.”
“I just don’t get the sense that it’s for the sake of impeachment. I think it’s for the sake of having another bad thing to say about Joe Biden,” Gaetz said.
From NBC News:
During the fundraiser, Rosendale joined Gaetz in denouncing the Republicans’ hotly tipped impeachment inquiry.
Rosendale likened Congress’ probe of Biden to the federal indictment of the president’s son Hunter, which critics say has been tainted by preferential treatment and argue is a “smokescreen” intended to deflect attention from more serious crimes they accuse Hunter Biden of having committed, like working for foreign interests to influence U.S. policy.
“They’re doing the exact same thing,” Rosendale said.
Read the full report over at NBC News.