• Rep. Matt Gaetz Shows Conservatives How to Handle Dishonest, Self-Serving Democrats’ Witnesses

    Surge Summary: Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz takes action to make sure something like last week’s Pensacola, Florida shooting never again occurs and forcefully challenged “impeachment scholars” who testified in support of impeaching Donald Trump.

    On Friday morning, a shooting occurred at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. Two people were killed at the scene, a third perished after being taken to the hospital, and seven people were wounded, including two police officers who were in a gunfight with the suspect.

    It was subsequently discovered that the armed attacker was a member of the Saudi Arabian military, who was training at the Pensacola base. He was shot dead by Escambia County Police, who responded “quickly and bravely to this heinous, evil act,” said Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida.

    “My heart breaks for the men and women of NAS Pensacola, and for the military community of Northwest Florida. I am praying for all of the families affected by this tragedy, and I commend our first responders for their courageous, selfless work. Their swiftness in handling the shooter kept this tragedy from being even worse, Gaetz said in a press statement.

    Gaetz said he is working with the Department of Defense, State Department, and Department of Homeland Security to ensure there is “extreme vetting” for foreign military personnel who come to America and train on our bases. “A tragedy like this must never happen again,” said Rep. Gaetz, who is an effective opponent against Democrats such as Reps. Adam Schiff, Jerrold Nadler, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others.

    “My staff and I are actively monitoring the situation, and as more information becomes available, I will keep you posted,” Gaetz told the National Association of Chiefs of Police’s Jim Kouri in an email message.

    Impeachment Hearing in Judiciary Committee

    [Last] week, the impeachment farce finally moved out of the Intelligence Committee, and into the House Judiciary Committee. On Wednesday, Chairman Jerry Nadler invited impeachment scholars to testify on what constitutes an “impeachable offense,” said Rep. Gaetz.

    “Democrats invited three witnesses, who believed that an “impeachable offense” was “anything done by President Donald Trump,” and one witness, Prof. Jonathan Turley invited by Republicans, who was a rare voice of sanity in the hearing.

    “During my five minutes of questioning, I pointed out that all three of the Democrats’ witnesses were extensive donors to Democrat politicians, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren,” noted Gaetz.

    Gaeta was visibly angry with the Democrat witness’s extreme bias against President Trump which was obvious during the hearing; one of the witnesses, Mr. Noah Feldman, wrote articles entitled “The President’s Wiretap Tweets Raise Risk of Impeachment” and “Mar-A-Lago Ad Belongs in Impeachment File.”

    “Their anti-Trump animus started long before the Ukraine call occurred. Another witness mocked the President’s 13-year-old son, which was absolutely uncalled for,” said Gaetz, who objected to dragging the name of Trump’s youngest son, Baron Trump, into the proceedings.

    “Speaker Pelosi’s announcement, that she is asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment,” comes as a surprise to no one. Democrats have wanted to impeach Donald Trump since the day he was elected, and ever since then, Democrats have manufactured fake scandal after fake scandal in the hopes of overturning the results of the 2016 election. So far, they have failed every time,” said Gaetz. “[And] they will fail again.”

    “The exchange between President Trump and President Zelensky of Ukraine demonstrates no impeachable conduct, but ascertaining the truth has never been Democrats’ goal — if they were not trying to impeach the President for his Ukraine call, they would be trying to impeach him for something else. Democrats’ relentless and obsessive hatred of the President has completely crippled their ability to govern and to deliver bipartisan solutions for the American people.

    “At a time we could — and should — be passing trade deals, lessening the opioid crisis, securing our southern border, and keeping our economy roaring, Democrats are instead blinded by partisan hatred. Their zeal for impeachment reflects poorly on Congress, and history will not look warmly on their frivolous antics,” Congressman Gaetz said.

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    Image: Adapted from: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America – Matt Gaetz, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81308415


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