The current investigation of former president Donald Trump, being conducted by special counsel Jack Smith, would be defunded, according to legislation that Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) plans to file.
On the most recent episode 113 of his podcast, “Firebrand with Matt Gaetz,” Gaetz made it obvious what his intentions were.
Gaetz stated, “I will be filing legislation under my name and the House of Representatives as a freestanding bill to defund the Jacksmith inquiry in the next hours, in the coming days.
Gaetz contended in a tweet that the inquiry was undermining American democracy and interfering with the electoral process, branding it a “witch hunt.”
“They are attacking our democracy and engaging in election interference right now. The United States Congress has the capability to stop this election interference, and we must act immediately!” he wrote.
Aside from election interference, Gaetz cited a lack of transparency as one of the key reasons for the proposed legislation.
“I just want to know who’s on the Jack Smith team. You ought to be able to evaluate where they’ve made political donations, what their connections are to people who have power in Washington DC,” Gaetz said.
As a member of the Judiciary Committee, he claimed that he was entitled to this information and attacked the Department of Justice for failing to respond to his questions.
He highlighted that the general public wants to know where their representatives stand on this subject, even if he acknowledged the minimal possibilities of such a bill being signed into law under President Biden’s administration or being taken up by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
“Will they co-sponsor my legislation? I certainly hope they will,” he said.
BREAKING: I will be introducing legislation to DEFUND Jack Smith’s witch hunt against President Trump.
They are attacking our democracy and engaging in election interference right now.
The United States Congress has the capability to stop this election interference, and we must… pic.twitter.com/g8ZAc4PAyb
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) July 18, 2023
It’s a nice gesture by Gaetz, but it’s going nowhere.
They could try attaching it to a must-fund bill like the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but I fear that the Republican “majority” is just an illusion. Republicans ostensibly control the committees, but the RINOs will simply ally themselves with Democrats on any big funding issue.
So, any such rider on the NDAA will not make it through the committee to the final NDAA. And, should it by some miracle get into the House version of NDAA, the Senate version will be incompatible. In any shutdown of essential government functions, the Republican Party always folds.
The top priority for at least half of the Republican caucus (and the entirety of the Democrat caucus) is to transfer nontrackable money to Ukraine.
That’s in the NDAA, too.
Every other issue is less important to them.
These people are incorrigibly corrupt.