Pelosi suggests Gaetz could be removed from Congress pending result of Ethics panel probe

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has found himself mired in scandal this week amid allegations of engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor — potentially involving the violation of sex trafficking laws.

Though he has fervently denied the accusations, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others in her party are already discussing his possible removal from committee assignments, if not Congress altogether, as The Hill notes.

“I’m rarely surprised”

Media reports earlier this week appeared to indicate that Gaetz was the subject of a federal investigation connected to an alleged prior relationship with a 17-year-old girl and suspicion of related criminal violations in traveling with her across state lines.

For his part, the Florida Republican claims the ordeal stems from an elaborate scheme to extort his family to the tune of $25 million.

The controversy was the first topic raised by reporters during a virtual news conference with Pelosi this week. Though she expressed surprise over the nature of the allegations, the Democratic leader responded directly to a question regarding whether she believes Gaetz should resign, or at least face removal from the House Judiciary Committee.

“Well, we have so much going on in our country that hopefully, we will get back to, but in terms of that, and I think it’s an important issue, the integrity of the Congress, not to minimize that,” she said, according to a transcript. “It just surprised me that that was the first question, and I’m rarely surprised.”

Pelosi went on to insist that if “these allegations are true, of course, being removed from the Judiciary Committee is the least that could be done,” but she advised that, at this point, “this would be a matter for the Ethics Committee.”

“Let’s get all the information”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) faced similar questions during a Fox News Channel appearance on Wednesday.

He offered a similar reaction, albeit more reticent to discuss potential punishments. “Those are serious implications,” he said, according to the New York Daily News. “If it turns out to be true, yes, we would remove him if that was the case. But, right now, as Matt Gaetz has said, that is not true and we don’t have any information. So, let’s get all the information.”

The GOP leader noted that he had not yet discussed the matter with Gaetz but intended to do so later in the day.

As ABC News explained, the Justice Department probe is focused on allegations that the congressman, along with a friend who was indicted last year on sex trafficking charges, provided cash or other items of value to women he met online in exchange for sex.

According to ABC, Gaetz’s office issued a clear denial in the form of a statement this week, insisting: “Matt Gaetz has never paid for sex. Matt Gaetz refutes all the disgusting allegations completely. Matt Gaetz has never ever been on any such websites whatsoever. Matt Gaetz cherishes the relationships in his past and looks forward to marrying the love of his life.”

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  1. He’s innocent. It is the dems. againnnnnnnnn lyingggggggggggg. They’re trying to smear hime like they do all the time. Fight the Gaetz.

      1. He is innocent. Pelosi is the one who is guilty of many crimes. Impeach corrupt plastic face Pelosi!

        1. EXACTLY! WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND PAGANS,PAGANISM,,THEN IT WILL ALL COME TOGETHER AS WHAT IS THE % RUNNING THIS COUNTRY! THEY HATE GOD,THEY HATE CHRISTIANS & GOOD PEOPLE. EVIL IS GOOD & GOOD IS EVIL. AMERICA’S UNDER GODS JUDGEMENT ANYWAY & THEY ARE CARRYING OUT THE PLANS OF THE BIBLE. SOON THE COUNTRY ALONG WITH ISRAEL WILL BE OBLIBERATED,,THEN THEY CAN HAVE THE NWO THEY ARE PUSHING FOR WITH THIS ”MADE UP VIRUS”’ & WHAT BETTER WAY TO DESTROY A COUNTRY,GET READY FOR THE RIDE,,WE ARE JUST NOW INTO THE ”INTRODUCTION”!

    1. We need to fight for Matt Gaetz! We all know that the liberals will do anything to destroy President Donald Trump supporters —
      this is pathetic and should be criminal.

    2. When the left don’t get what they want, it’s the look at the shiny ball over here! I use this with my Toddlers.

    3. THE LIAR DEMOCRATS DO NOT KNOW WHAT OR HOW CAN DO SOMETHING BED TO SOMEBODY !!! THEY THE LONG TIME NEEDED TO PUT BIDEN AND HES FAMILY IN JAIL !!! ALL HES FAMILY A CORRUPT ,THIEF ,LIAR IN FRONT WHIT THE IDIOT BIDEN ,INSTEAD THE LIAR COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS MAKE FROM HEM PRESIDENT ,THEY KAN STEAL MORE FROM THE AMERICAN NATION !!!! FOR THAT THE IDIOT BIDEN ,THE LIAR KAMALA H. BRING HIRE MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS TO HIDE ALL THE CORRUPT ,DIRTY JOB BEFORE THE ELECTION <THAT DID LAST TIME TO ,WHIT THE HUNDRED THOUSAND BALLOTS W.THE MANY DEATHS, AND NOT EXISTING PEOPLE AND CHILDREN, DISAPERD FOR SOME DAYS . THINK AMERICA HOW CAN TRUST THE LIAR DEMOCRATS !!!

    4. Hang him, then investigate. When my mother in law was 13 and her soon to be husband was over 21, boy, back in the day kids married, they did not live together to see “if it will work out”. e is the girl? Gee I was only 16 and my boyfriend was 21, we eloped later, but there was nothing evil about us being together. There usually was no try before you buy but it sometimes happened.

  2. Why does Pelosi always just to remove a Republican no matter what and yet she doesn’t bother with cleaning her own back yard like Eric S. I think that is his name involved with Chinese…. She loves to cover up and see her faults in others quickly. Don’t we all need to get the mote out of our eyes first? Many lives would be saved from smear.

      1. Lets test that theory ,let’s see here which testing . a dunking chair ,to see if she drowns , maybe cut her open and fill her with rocks to see if she will float, lock her in a coffin filled with cats to see if she turns into one of her familiars . Hmmmm where do we start ?

      2. How can we get her out of there? May there be peace in the valley when we do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!

    1. YAP! FANG! FANG! BANG! BANG! HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH SOMEONE FROM CHINA! AND THIS IDIOT! SWALLOWS! WELL! WITH A TOP SECRET CLEARENCE! NAZI! POLOSI’S PROUD! BOY!!

    2. I agree, Pelosi thinks it is okay that the keeper of our secrets is okay to sleep with Chinese spy who got secrets from him.

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  4. So funny! I’ll wait to see the results of a fair trial to make any judgements. Evidently the Dems haven’t heard the story of the boy who cried “wolf”…

    1. And that old Fienstein or however you spell it having that one that drove her around for years?

  5. Let me see – who was sleeping for years with a Chinese spy & is ahead of our INTELLIGENCE????? Pelosi still covering for Swawell!!!!!!!

  6. The dem o rats are at their old games again they smear conservatives with accusations by an unnamed person then it becomes fact and the fake news starts calling for chicken little like the fake Russian story that lasted for over 2 years
    Dem o rats do not belong in Congress or in power where they can hurt innocent people

  7. Don’t forget Fienstein had an Aid/Driver/Staffer in her employ for over a decade that was also a spy!

  8. Somebody on the extreme Left has a sh list as the Pot continues to call the Kettle black (to criticize someone for a fault you also possess).
    Time to grow up and work together is now a pipe dream.

  9. If he did this with a17 year old girl he should be arrested and charged with statuary rape . But if he didn’t the ones who pushed this lie should be arrested and charged with obstruction of justice !

  10. What about slick Willie Clinton going to Epstein’s island on more than one occasion?
    These lowlife lying dems never investigate their own.

  11. Agree with all posts! Piglosi still has her “ lap dog” swalwell on the intelligence committee! Shouldn’t HE be removed from congress for colluding with a Chinese spy? Matt Gaetz will prove his innocence! The demonrats want to destroy him because he is a Trump supporter, and can’t be bought! What about the extortionist who is lying? Do I hear crickets?

    1. Pelosi needs to be re-called and impeached as soon as possible. This action should also include all of the Dems currently holding an office.

  12. Another Democrat scam investigation against against a fierce critic of corrupt democrats in the House and Senate! They’ll do anything and make any false accusation to get the heat off of them!

  13. Crazy Pelosi is probably the one who is responsible for the smear campaign against Gaetz because he wants Swalwell off the Intelligence Committee, which Swalwell should be taken off.
    Swalwell has been sleeping with a communist Chinese spy for ages. Pelosi, you are as dumb as a box of rocks, you may be in bed with China, but the American people think Swalwell is for the CCP. Pelosi is responsible for all the problems that occurred at the Capitol on Jan 6th, she orchestrated the whole thing!

  14. It is odd to say the least “that each and every time somebody speaks up for our former President Trump, they end up getting drug through the MUD”……
    I really kind of makes you wonder who is behind it, but I have a couple of them in mind……

  15. well if MATT goes then should your boy SWALWELL too so make up your mind you can t have both ways

  16. Looks like the DUMBocrat attempt to take the notice away from Eric Swalwell sleeping with the Chinese Spy.

  17. What a laugh…Pelosi and dems are so morally corrupt it is funny. I think it is “The pot calling the kettle black”

  18. Strange isn’t it? The accusations against Gaetz sounds “exactly like” one of nasty, commie, pelosi’s plots in order to “get rid of” another conservative Republican!! When all the crap boils down and an investigation is completed, I would not be surprised if it leads directly back to her!!

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