Gaetz Calls For Abolishing ‘Weaponized’ FBI, DOJ

  • Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) threatened to abolish a slew of federal agencies such as the FBI and the Justice Department, accusing top officials of using their government offices for political aims.
  • In a speech addressing supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Gaetz defended his efforts to stall Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) speakership vote in January until House Republicans could negotiate some rules changes from the party leader.
  • One such concession was the creation of a committee examining the “Weaponization of the Federal Government,” which was a key demand of several of McCarthy’s holdouts.
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