Rep. Matt Gaetz Surprisingly Winds Up on the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government
Some sneaky moves have been made in the House right under the Democrat’s noses. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) quietly moved right into the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
This was not something people saw coming because his name was not included in the slate of lawmakers announced weeks ago.
But House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) read Gaetz’s name into the record last week, and it went unnoticed until Tuesday, according to NBC News.
Apparently, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) spoke with McCarthy about stepping back from some of his responsibilities so that he could better manage his new workload. That’s how Gaetz’s name was added to the list.
“In order to devote adequate time to the Rules, Judiciary and Budget Committees, as well as be a dad and do my job as the Representative of Texas’ 21st Congressional District, I was happy to give my spot on the Weaponization Subcommittee to my friend, Matt Gaetz,” Roy’s office told the press.
A spokesperson for Rep. Gaetz said this in a statement: “Rep. Gaetz is honored to serve on the Weaponization Subcommittee and will be working very hard.”
This is a good move for Gaetz, he will likely play a pivotal role in the GOP’s investigations into the Biden administration over the next two years. The GOP plan to center on these investigations that have enraged Republican lawmakers for years.
So probes will begin on tech companies’ censorship policies, President Joe Biden’s role in the business dealings of his son, Hunter, and the FBI’s targeting of former President Donald Trump.
Some people are a little surprised because of the opposition Gaetz gave to McCarthy during his fight for the speakership.
It’s not clear what deliberations took place, if any, to secure Gaetz’s spot on the powerful subcommittee. He is no doubt delighted with his new appointment.