Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) denounced on Fox News’s “Watters World” that there is an underground group of anti-Trump Republican congressmen who would be willing to move forward with impeachment talks.
“There has secretly been an anti-Trump caucus in the Republican Party in Washington for a while. And I’m concerned that folks like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger and others might view this as an opportunity.”
Gaetz warned Watters that Republicans who are duped by Democrats would only help their political opponents in the long run but would not further harm President Donald Trump as they wish.
“The tragedy is it will harm the country, but they don’t care if something hurts the country if it helps them consolidate and take power, and that is totally the mood of the Democrats as we have this discussion,” Gaetz said.
As a result of the riots led by a group of protesters in Washington on Jan. 6 while a joint session of Congress was being held to certify the election results, the Democrats are pushing for a removal of President Trump.
Pelosi, who sees the president as “an imminent threat,” ordered the Rules Committee on Friday to adopt a motion to impeach him as soon as possible, as well as legislation to declare that he is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) has also publicly supported the invocation of the 25th Amendment to remove the president, according to BizPac Review.
As Gaetz pointed out, the decision by Republican lawmakers to join the charge against President Trump only affects the image of the Republican Party and fuels the interests of the Democratic Party, indicating that it is intent on preventing President Trump from even having a chance to run as a standard bearer for the MAGA movement in 2024.
“The reason Democrats are talking about impeachment is because their hatred of President Trump is really the only thing that unifies this current constituency of Democrats,” Gaetz said.
“The Ilhan Omar-Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez Democrats have very little in common with the Nancy Pelosi-Joe Biden Democrats other than a dislike of President Trump,” Gaetz added.
During an interview on Sunday with Fox News anchor John Scott, Gaetz said President Trump has no intention of resigning or “leaving the public stage at all” after the Capitol violation.
“President Trump continues to be the most powerful, the most influential Republican on the planet Earth,” Gaetz said.
Gaetz was confident that the president “will continue to weigh in on matters that are important to the tens of millions of Americans who voted for him, who believe that this election process that we went through in 2020 still deserves more scrutiny, and who expect that there will still be a constituency of people fighting for the America First agenda.”