Watch: Rep. Gaetz has a plan for GOP to deal with J6 indictment of Trump

Firebrand congressman Matt Gaetz, R-Florida, has a plan to deal with the unprecedented J6 indictment of Donald Trump: To put Special Counsel Jack Smith and Attorney General Merrick Garland on the defensive for their politicized targeting of the former president.

Gaetz laid out his plan in a Newsmax interview Wednesday, and tweeted it out along with these words: “BREAKING: @RepMattGaetz gives House Republicans an ACTUAL PLAN to FIGHT BACK!”

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Here is what Gaetz said House Republicans should do:

1. “Immediately demand that Jack Smith present himself for a transcribed interview before the Judiciary Committee in the next 15 days.

2. “If he does not do that, we should send a subpoena.

3. “If he ignores the subpoena, we should hold him in criminal contempt of the Congress so that he is the first prosecutor in American history to be prosecuting a case while himself under criminal contempt.

4. “And if [U.S. Attorney General] Merrick Garland doesn’t enforce that criminal contempt, then we ought to impeach Merrick Garland.”

Gaetz continued: “And by the way, while we’re doing all of that, to showcase how political, and indeed dirty, this has all become, we can utilize congressional immunities to immunize President Trump.”

He cited the portion of the U.S. legal code that “gives any committee or subcommittee of the Congress the ability to subpoena a witness, bring them in and functionally immunize them.”

He urged his fellow lawmakers “to stand up for Congress’ equities when it comes to election interference, when it comes to misuse of the DOJ.”

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“This is all an effort to try to distract us from the very real crimes committed by Hunter and Joe Biden,” the conservative congressman told Newsmax.

“It’s not a coincidence that Joe Biden is going to the beach now, but it is especially not a coincidence that on the heals of their former business partner, Devon Archer, saying that Joe Biden was essentially the closer – the guy that gave the credibility to the Biden brand for them to engage in international influence-peddling …this indictment reads like a torturing of First Amendment protected activity.”

“If you don’t like the way they run elections, if you want a better way, if you want to offer a Constitutionally contemplated objection, they want to make a criminal of you,” he said. “That’s a dangerous thing for the country, and if the House Judiciary Committee and House Republicans won’t stand up for our republic, then what is the point of having us there anyway?”

But even Gaetz’s formula didn’t go far enough for some MAGA conservatives. Joseph Pino responded to the Florida congressman’s tweet with his own: “Is this a joke? This isn’t a plan – it’s capitulation. Here’s the plan:

  1. Impeach Merrick Garland
  2. Impeach Chris Wray
  3. Defund Jack Smith, which effectively fires him.

Grow a pair. Coward.”

Below is the full Newsmax interview by Carl Higbie with Gaetz:

IMPORTANT NOTE: To their horror, America’s ruling elites failed to knock out Donald Trump during his four years as president via the fabricated Trump-Russia collusion scandal – conceived and funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign, as the Durham report proves – or through two circus-like impeachment trials. Later came “January 6,” a demonstration-turned-riot by Trump supporters who passionately believed, with good reason, that the recent election – and therefore their country – had just been stolen from them. Members of Congress now want to constitutionally bar Trump from again seeking public office for having instigated “an armed insurrection” (no protester was armed) against America.

Then in March, Trump was indicted in New York on 34 counts of falsifying business records, and in June, still more indictments were filed against Trump – 37 federal criminal charges related to his handling of classified documents. Honest legal experts not in league with the Biden administration openly classify these indictments as somewhere between frivolous and idiotic, not to mention grotesquely politically motivated.

The Deep State’s never-ending persecution of Donald Trump, as well as the incredible back story of the totalitarian agenda Trump’s persecutors are attempting to implement in America and why Trump represents a mortal threat to their nefarious designs – is the focus of the blockbuster July issue of WND’s critically acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled “THE PERSECUTION OF DONALD TRUMP: Why the ruling elites loathe – and fear – the 45th president.”

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