Rep. Gaetz: Every House committee has investigations to run

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on April 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. The president met with lawmakers about the $482 billion aid package that would replenish a small-business loan program and provide funding for hospitals facing financial shortfalls due to COVID-19. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 21: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House on April 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 8:46 AM PT – Thursday, December 30, 2021

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said a Republican majority should convert every congressional committee into an oversight committee. In a recent Breitbart interview, the congressman noted committee chairmen shouldn’t be selected based on seniority or who best launders lobbyist money, but rather on their commitment to investigations.

Gaetz said an oversight-focused majority is in stark contrast to the Paul Ryan, former Speaker of House, vision of a Republican majority when the GOP would claim moral victory when passing bills that former President Barack Obama would veto.

“So, I don’t want to go through the performative legislative practice…Joe Biden’s not going to sign any bill of consequence that we’d pass and the Senate wouldn’t take it up anyway,” he explained. “So why not use the committee process to expose the truth to the American people and how these terrible choices the Biden administration is making is actually making their lives worse.”

As a member of the Judiciary Committee, Gaetz believes nothing is more dangerous than the weaponization of the Justice Department against parents at school board meetings because it leads to “broad targeting.”

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