(PatrioticPost.com)- Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, commented at the 2023 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week that some federal departments should be defunded or eliminated if they refuse to comply.
According to reports, Gaetz, speaking at the gathering in National Harbor, Maryland, stated that creating a special panel of lawmakers to evaluate the weaponization of our government towards our people was the most significant concession we won throughout that struggle. He often sees government agencies doing some kind of monitoring, list-making, or surveillance.
Gaetz said that if the FBI, DOJ, and the other alphabet agencies don’t get in line, we will defund or abolish them.
Chuck Grassley (R) of Iowa and Ron Johnson (R) of Wisconsin testified on FBI domestic spying of Donald Trump’s successful 2016 campaign and on information from whistle-blowers in the organization at a hearing on the weaponization of the government held on February 9. Former Hawaii Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard testified that Google censorship derailed her campaign.
To get the 218 votes he needed to become speaker of the House, Rep. Jim Jordan (R- Ohio) convinced Kevin McCarthy to form a subcommittee under his leadership. Once McCarthy was elected speaker of the House in January, he quickly set about creating a select panel.
Gaetz criticized various media sources for their reporting of the holdouts during the 15-vote marathon to pick a House speaker.
According to Gaetz, the media believed the holdouts wanted outlandish stuff. We felt lawmakers should give us time to study bills before voting on them. So we don’t have to vote on the agriculture bill at the same time as voting on war actions. We had radical suggestions like having the legislation before us conform to a single issue.
Among other ideas in his speech, Gaetz said that instead of using omnibus funding legislation, he proposed passing regular appropriations bills.