Rep. Gaetz threatens Jack Smith with a subpoena

August 6, 2023
Robert Ayers

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) just called for special counsel Jack Smith to be subpoenaed to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Gaetz did so during an appearance Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023, on Newsmax's Carl Higbie Frontline. 

Smith is the prosecutor who has been chosen by the administration of President Joe Biden to weaponize the U.S. legal system against Biden's top political opponent, former President Donald Trump.

Smith, thus far, has done so by bringing three dubious criminal indictments against Trump, the latest one relating to the events of Jan. 6, 2021. Experts are anticipating that Smith will soon bring a fourth indictment against Trump in Georgia.

Gaetz's plan

Gaetz is among those Republicans who are trying to find ways to push back against Smith and the Biden administration's weaponization of U.S. justice system.

In his latest remarks, on Newsmax, Gaetz argued that one way that Republicans can do so is by calling Smith to testify before the House about what he has been up to. And, Gaetz said that a subpoena ought to be issued if Smith refuses to comply.

"House Republicans should immediately demand that Jack Smith present himself for a transcribed interview with the Judiciary Committee in the next 15 days," Gaetz said.

The congressman added, "If he does not do that, we should send a subpoena. If he ignores the subpoena, we should hold him in criminal contempt of Congress, so that he is the first prosecutor in American history to prosecute a case while himself under criminal contempt."

Gaetz, however, did not stop there.

Gaetz targets the AG

The congressman went on to take aim at U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland (D), the head of the DOJ.

"If Merrick Garland doesn’t enforce that contempt [charge against Smith], then we ought to impeach Merrick Garland."

It is unclear what kind of support there is in the House for ideas such as the ones presented here by Gaetz.

But, in addition to the above, Gaetz has been arguing that Congress ought to defund the office of Jack Smith. Gaetz, in fact, introduced a piece of legislation to this effect back in July. And, he renewed the idea this past week after Smith's latest indictment.

U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), a co-sponsor of the measure, put out a statement, saying:

This is a blatant attempt by the left to tamper with our elections. I urge my House and Senate colleagues to immediately support [Rep. Matt Gaetz’s] bill, as I have, to defund this witch hunt.

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