Matt Gaetz proposes ‘wild idea’ for Congress to ‘immunize’ Trump from Jack Smith’s ‘politically-motivated crusade’

In their quest to “fundamentally transform” America, Democrats employ their trademark ends justify the means mindset to manipulate and exploit rules and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) seems to be channeling that same energy in regard to running interference for former President Donald Trump.

According to “The Charlie Kirk Show,” Gaetz proposed “a wild idea for how the GOP can back up Donald Trump against Jack Smith’s politically-motivated crusade.”

The GOP lawmaker’s idea is to bring Trump in to testify before the House as a whistleblower, which would trigger certain preexisting immunity protections

“You can actually bring President Trump in to give testimony to the Congress and in doing so, immunize him,” Gaetz said during an appearance on the show. “Now, there’s different forms of immunity that take place at the committee level, subcommittee level, in some instances for full immunity you have to have more of a supermajority vote.”

“But if you had a supermajority vote of a committee, like Speaker McCarthy could set up a select committee tomorrow that can bring Trump in and immunize him,” he continued. “And then we could proceed with the very legitimate investigative work that we’re doing of the Bidens and the corrupt DOJ.”

“Unfortunately, none of those things are happening,” Gaetz explained. “Instead, Congress is not in Washington, not assembled. And I think the timing is on purpose. No timing in DC is ever just a mere coincidence. And so right as Congress is leaving town, right as we are walking away from our equities you see this acceleration of activity against Trump.”

Host and show namesake Charlie Kirk pressed for specifics, asking: “So immunize him from what crimes even if he’s under current indictment? Is that including even the obstruction claims? Give us some examples of how this has been used recently?”

“Well, it hasn’t been used recently,” Gaetz admitted. “But obviously we’re aware of the ability for any person to plead the Fifth. You can dissolve someone’s ability to plead the Fifth if you immunize them. And so Congress has this ability that’s been recognized — it’s even laid out in 18 U.S.C. 6002 and 6005, if folks want to look it up. But there you’ve got the ability to say, well, we’re hereby compelling your testimony. We’re giving you immunity for anything you say to us and anything that that would lead to.”

“And so, for example, if President Trump came in and said I’m here to give you testimony about the witch hunt, the abuse of criminal process that Congress has a legitimate oversight equities to resolve,” he concluded. “And if he were to say things to us, we could immunize him for that conduct he were to discuss.”


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