Matt Gates claimed that the purpose of the 1/6 committee was to accuse Republican lawmakers of “procedural crimes”


House of Representatives Matt Gates (R-Fla.) said that the Special Committee of the House of Representatives investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6 aimed to accuse Republican lawmakers of “procedural crimes.”

Gates made the above remarks when discussing the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Appointed Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) as a member of the committee in an interview with Newsmax on Monday. Florida Republicans insist that the committee will eventually use legal technical details to carry out criminal prosecutions against the Republican leadership.

“I really believe that the ultimate goal of the committee on January 6 is to create a series of criminal referrals,” Gates said. “Remember that during the Russian scam, many criminal proceedings occurred not because of any potential violations of the federal criminal law, but because of these process crimes.”

“So Kevin McCarthy better hope he never deletes emails or forwards certain content to unsaved places,” he added. “Otherwise, someone will try to use procedural crime to try to interfere with the Republican leadership. And I do think this is serious.”

Rep. Matt Gates (R-Fla.) expressed concern on Monday that Republican lawmakers will be targeted for prosecution for “procedural crimes” due to the investigation of the January 6 US Capitol attack by the House Special Committee. The picture shows Gates speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, DC on June 4, 2021.
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Republicans largely rejected a select committee aimed at investigating the cause of the riots.Supporters of the former president Donald TrumpOn January 6, many people believed that the baseless claim that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” by Trump violently hit the Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress From the certified president Joe BidenVictory.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), announced the establishment of a bipartisan congressional committee to investigate the cause of the riot after it was prevented. Senate Republicans in May.

Although the select committee also intends to become bipartisan, Pelosi rejected the proposal of two-fifths of committee members from Kevin McCarthy (California) made by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (California) last week. Pelosi said that including Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) would undermine the “integrity of the investigation.”

In response, McCarthy withdrew all five of his recommendations. Pelosi then appointed King Singer and Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as members of the committee—especially two of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump on suspicion of inciting riots. Gates and other Republicans quickly criticized Pelosi’s appointment.

“[Pelosi] Gates knew that if Jim Jordan were on that committee, she would fail as she did during the past two impeachments,” Gates said Monday. “They are picking our weakest members, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinsinger. Our least efficient member. And the way they do this I think is obviously partisan, which will reduce its credibility. “

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