After being cut off during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) got into it with Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) after the lawmaker’s time expired. Frankly, if I were in Gaetz’s scandal-plagued shoes, I’d stay out of the spotlight, but he just can’t help himself. And it’s rather weird that Gaetz, who is under investigation by the FBI, was questioning the FBI Director during the hearing.
The MAGA Congressman was questioning FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding claims made by Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan. who has told Fox News that she believes that the coronavirus was developed in a Wuhan laboratory and intentionally released. Further, she has also said that Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails prove that she was right all along. Gaetz asked Wray whether the FBI was investigating those claims.
“I’m not sure there is much I can say about specific investigations,” Wray said. “I will say a couple of things. One, I have been very vocal and continue to be vocal about the counterintelligence threat that takes forms- a variety of forms, from the Chinese Communist Party. I think it is one of the most important threats.”
Gaetz pressed Wray for specifics.
Stay up-to-date with the latest news!
Subscribe and start recieving our daily emails.
“We are unable to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable if we throw our hands in the air and say, well, there are differences of opinion,” Gaetz said. “We need to determine whether those differences of opinion are based on facts. That is why I need the facts from you. Will you provide to this committee any analysis that the FBI has done regarding the doctor’s claims and messages she provided you, the origins of this virus, the military’s involvement, and even to try to present a fake genome sequence at the beginning of these developments?”
Wray agreed to follow up with the Florida Republican’s staff with any information he could share. However, Gaetz continued to speak after his time expired, and that’s when Nadler, the committee chairman, asked Gaetz to stop talking, but the lawmaker complained.
“You’re not treating everyone equally,” Gaetz insisted. “You went over by 45 seconds.”
Republicans are just trying to distract us and also attempt to validate former President Donald Trump’s claims which he offered without evidence.
Featured image via screen capture