Gaetz Exchanges Fire with ‘Ghost of Christmas Past’ John Dean in Wild Showdown: ‘You’re Here as a Prop’

‘You’re functionally here as a prop because they can’t impeach Donald Trump’

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GAETZ: "Well, it seems to be — it seems to be the objective. You know, here we sit today in this hearing with the ghost of Christmas past because the Chairman of the Committee has gone to the Speaker of the House and sought permission to open an impeachment inquiry but she has said no, and so instead of opening the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump which is what the Chairman wants to do and what I presume a majority of Democrats want to do, we’re here reopening the impeachment inquiry potentially into Richard Nixon, sort of playing out our own version of That ‘70s Show and what I really regret — "

DEAN: "It is striking, Mr. Gaetz."

GAETZ: "You’re here as a prop. You are functionally here as a prop because they can’t impeach President Trump because 70 percent of Democrats want something that 60 percent of Americans don’t, so they’re in this no-win situation and you sit before us here with no knowledge of a single fact on the Mueller report, on a hearing entitled Lessons from the Mueller Report."

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