Thursday morning Rep. Matt Gaetz shared a video on his Twitter feed of a Fox News appearance where he railed against the “deep state” for what he calls a “setup.”
According to Gaetz, House Intel Chair Adam Schiff “has violated the ethical rules of the house by colluding with the Whistleblower.”
A unconfirmed bombshell report from RealClearInvestigations claims the Whistleblower has been identified as Eric Ciaramella.
Rep. Matt Gaetz:
This is not a crime by our president. It is a setup by the Deep State. The same deep state that told us that President Trump was engaged in a criminal conspiracy. The same deep state that had an insurance policy against the people of this great country electing Donald Trump.
What’s different about the knockoff Ukrainian sequel is that Adam Schiff has violated the ethical rules of the house by colluding with the Whistleblower, by lying about it and I would say most importantly by making representations to the American people that were false.
Rule 23 of the House of Representatives code of conduct says that we are not permitted to engage in activities that bring discredit on the house.
I can think of nothing that has brought more discredit on the House of Representatives than Adam Schiff, acting like the president of the United States and the president of the Ukraine had a conversation that they never had.
We’ve seen the transcript. We’ve heard from president Zelensky. Donald Trump did nothing wrong. And it is about time this democrat-led house start passing bills and stop issuing these subpoenas.
It is offensive to the American people that want better roads, better healthcare, lower prescription drug prices, that Nancy Pelosi has authorized more subpoenas, than they have passed bills on the floor of the House of Representatives. It is shameful and they will be punished for this by Americans in the next election.
This is not a crime by our president. This is a setup by the deep state. pic.twitter.com/c2npcijfZe
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 31, 2019
Former CIA director John McLaughlin had quite an answer when asked about how the series of events leading to Trump impeachment “feeds the President’s concern and often used term about a deep state being there to take him out.”
McLaughlin didn’t miss a beat.
“Well, thank God for the deep state”
Former CIA director John McLaughlin on Trump’s impeachment: “Thank God for the deep state” pic.twitter.com/t4pQhFOBuj
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 31, 2019