Matt Gaetz on transition to Harris: Biden’s had more attacks on Syria than he’s had press conferences’

March 12, 2021
In The News

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is implying that Democrats might already be phasing out “sleepy” Joe Biden from his own administration and handing Kamala Harris the keys to the White House because Joe would apparently rather bomb Syria than banter with the media.

The congressman also warned about how the FBI is allegedly politicizing the January 6 Capitol riot investigation to smear peaceful Trump supporters. “You don’t start with your desired political outcome, and then try to reverse engineer fact gathering.”

Gaetz, one of former President Trump’s strongest supporters in Congress, was reacting to an observation by Fox News Channel host Maria Bartiromo that Biden has yet to hold a press conference and that there are already reports that Harris, instead of Biden, is conducting meetings with foreign leaders.

“You have to wonder whether or not the transition to Harris has already begun. Joe Biden’s had more nap time than he’s had questions from reporters, and you’re right, while the ‘middle kingdom’ grows more ambitious in their goals, we are still toiling away in the Middle East,” Gaetz claimed in response on Bartiromo’s show “Sunday Morning Futures ” in the interview embedded below in two parts.

“Joe Biden has had more attacks on Syria than he’s had press conferences, and so you have to ask to the progressive voters, is this really what you expected? Is this what you wanted, a warmonger president like Joe Biden, when Donald Trump did so much to bring peace to the world and to actually confront the real threat, China, not to be trying to build democracies out of blood and sand and Arab militias in some desert far away,” the lawmaker said.

Bartiromo and Gaetz lamented how the political establishment is still obsessed with an apparently declining Russia while turning a blind eye to ascendant China’s concentration camps, or even confronting the CCP about unleashing COVID-19 on the world.

“The Bidens are at their best when they’re using graft to suck money out of Europe, and the way to do that is create a lot of threat construction around Russia. So you’re gonna see the Biden national security team act as though Russia is some massive threat,” Gaetz said.

“Russia’s two major exports are oil and models. We have plenty of both in America. Russia’s never mattered less.  We should focus on China the way the Trump Administration did,” Gaetz quipped.

The self-described Florida Man also warned during the interview that in the investigation into the riot at the U.S. Capitol, the Justice Department might be using the same corrupt, politicized techniques that emerged during the now-discredited Trump-Russia-collusion probe.

“Well in the 90’s we had the “Hunt for Red October” as a popular Sean Connery movie. Now we have the hunt for red MAGA hat with the FBI using every opportunity to try to delegitimize a movement that really exposed them…Members of Congress exposed the FBI and the Department of Justice for hiding evidence during the Russia hoax, for changing evidence before a secret court, and remember these weren’t just political appointees, you had the supposed career officials who are above reproach who ended up being involved in these improper actions…

Gaetz went on to claim that the FBI is engaged in rampant privacy violations similar to what might occur in totalitarian police state.

“The FBI used a geo-fencing tool to be able to strip data out of a particular location during the Capitol breach. That pull  included records from members of Congresses, records that show no connection to rioters and any type of direction or communication. But if members of Congress, if the legislative branch of government, can be swept into a massive collection effort by political actors at the FBI and Department of Justice, just imagine what they could do to regular Americans that they want to target for their politics.”

Gaetz also slammed the Pelosi appointment of the very partisan Gen. Russell Honore to conduct a security analysis. “That would be like having Gov. Andrew Cuomo do your sexual harassment policy review.”

Rep. Gaetz also seemingly called out the Democrats (who opposed any National Guard deployment during the riots that swept America in summer 2020) for the “continued occupation” of D.C.

“If you want to replace America, if you want to do away with America, you will want to reduce the beautiful splendor of our capitol and our country and our republic. And that is the slow march to socialism and communism that this Democratic Party is taken us down.” Gaetz insisted.