Congressman Gaetz Condemns FBI’s Andrew McCabe

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Congressman Gaetz Condemns FBI’s Andrew McCabe
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Congressman Gaetz Condemns FBI’s Andrew McCabe
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Congressman Matt Gaetz appeared on Fox News with Jesse Watters over the weekend to strongly criticize former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Excerpts from McCabe’s soon to be released memoir began appearing online earlier this week. The excerpts were first published by the Atlantic, and detail how McCabe and others considered attempting to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.

The 25th Amendment to the US Constitution details the methods by which the president or vice president may be replaced due to resignation, death, impeachment, or incantation. Nothing in the 25th Amendment would allow for federal law enforcement to attempt to remove the president from office over political disagreements. This revelation has led many in the media, especially at Fox News, to refer to McCabe’s suggested use of the 25th Amendment as an attempted coup.

McCabe is also claiming that US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was involved in the discussions to potentially remove the president from office. However, Rosenstein denies the accusations. In another excerpt from McCabe’s upcoming book, the former acting FBI Director accused Rosenstein of drafting a report critical of former FBI Director James Comey under the direction of President Trump. McCabe is not the first person to accuse Rosenstein of being coerced by the president, although, Rosenstein has repeatedly denied the allegation.

Following a highly critical report about McCabe from the Department of Justice Inspector General, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to fire the acting FBI Director. McCabe was fired by Sessions just 26 hours before he was scheduled to retire. Sessions has also accused McCabe of leaking information to the media.

While Congressman Gaetz is a frequent guest on Fox News, he is also one of the few Republicans in Congress to regularly appear on CNN. Gaetz represents Florida’s 1st congressional district in the US House of Representatives. The congressman is noted for his strong support of the Second Amendment, and his libertarian leanings on social issues. Gaetz co-authored an amendment to repeal Florida’s ban on adoption by gay couples, and he has advocated the use of medical cannabis in place of opioids.

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