Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) held a press conference this week to announce a resolution that would ensure former President Donald Trump (R) "did not engage in insurrection or rebellion against the United States.” While Republicans have pushed back against the accusations aimed at President Trump, one mystery remains.
Who placed two pipe bombs outside the Democratic and Republican headquarters on the day of the riot? During the press conference, Rep. Gaetz addressed the mystery, calling the response to the pipe bomber “odd.”
Rep. Gaetz was asked if he intended to question the Department of Justice if they had an investigation regarding the pipe bomber on January 6th.
In response, Rep. Gaetz shared that he and Republican lawmakers “have been in several conversations with Capitol police and with the DOJ regarding the pipe bomber.”
“We just learned last week that the Capitol police fessed up to the fact that it was a police officer who found the pipe bomb as Mr. Crane indicated,” said the Florida Republican
“Thomas Massie has built video evidence around that, and it seems to be sort of odd that people were eating sandwiches and watching children walk by, and the Vice President just walks away, and there didn’t seem to be the type of concern and response that you would have if there really was a fear that there might be an explosion there, so there’s still a mystery there with the pipe bomber, but certainly we’ve seen in pleadings the government use the pipe bomb as a mechanism to try to enhance punishment and sentencing for people," added Rep. Gaetz.
“If, in fact, it was a bit of a ruse, that would be unfair,” he concluded.
Early last month, the FBI along with the Bureau of Alcohol Firearms and Tobacco, the D.C. Police and the U.S. Capitol Police shared that finding the perpetrator is a “top priority.”