Since the 2022 midterm elections began, Republicans have promised to hold the Biden administration accountable. In particular, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1) has pressed on investigating the President's son Hunter. On Wednesday, Gaetz is that much closer to bringing this investigation into reality. Speaking with Dr. Sebastian Gorka at the Capitol, the two discuss how and when a select committee on Biden, along with probing just how deep the rabbit hole goes. Gaetz tweeted a clip of the discussion Wednesday evening.
"I’ve had it with Republicans in the past behaving as if they’re in the minority when they’re in the majority. That has to change.
A good start would be to follow Gaetz’s plan for serious investigatory oversight from every committee."
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 28, 2022
In particular, Dr. Gorka tells Republicans whom Gaetz says are "afraid of any impeachment inquiry" and "aggressive oversight tactics" that he "has had it with Republicans behaving as if they're in the minority when they're in the minority, and behaving as if they're in the minority when they're in the majority." Gorka adds that if there is a "clean sweep" in November, "every single committee of Congress has to become a serious oversight body that subpoenas, that does investigations." Moreover, he demands that serious inquiry into the drug trafficking on the border, saying that "I want to see people go to prison for that."
Gaetz says that he is already on it. "We're going to those committees, talking to members, trying to find those real strong advocates on each and every committee that can pursue that." He then pivots the discussion to Hunter Biden, "because it doesn't fit neatly into any one committee." He says that he is looking into what a select committee designed to investigate Hunter would look like, suggesting "you might need some people from the intelligence committee, foreign affairs, financial services, judiciary. You might need all those areas of expertise."
Gaetz then asks Gorka how quickly the committee should be formed after the Republicans retake Congress. "Day one," Gorka answers, "if you don't start on day one, I think it sends a signal to the people out there, including Independents and Democrats who said they would not have voted for Biden, had they known about the laptop, if you don't start on day one, you don't look serious." Gaetz adds in that he intends to begin gathering members for the committee and preparing both draft subpoenas and preservation demands in the next 30-45 days.
The full discussion can be viewed here.