- CONSERVATIVE BRIEF - Jan 11, 2021 -
Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz has revealed that President Donald Trump has no intention of resigning or “leaving the public stage at all” after the chaos at the U.S. Capitol last week.
During an interview on Fox News, Gaetz told host Jon Scott that Trump remains the leader of people who believe America’s best days are still ahead, who support law enforcement and who “need to stand together and fight against a radical left-wing agenda that it appears that Joe Biden intends to usher in with unified control over the government, with the House and the Senate.”
“President Trump continues to be the most powerful, the most influential Republican on the planet Earth,” Gaetz added. “It’s my expectation that while he’ll be leaving the White House in several days when his term is lawfully complete, he will continue to weigh in on matters that are important to the tens of millions of Americans who voted for him, who believe that this election process that we went through in 2020 still deserves more scrutiny and who expect that there will still be a constituency of people fighting for the America First agenda.”
“This impeachment would be unnecessary, it would be divisive, and it’s only being done because Democrats want to keep the focus on President Trump,” Gaetz said. “You would think that with just nine to 10 days left in the Trump presidency for this term, you would have Democrats eager to focus on what Joe Biden would be bringing to the country, his exciting picks for the cabinet, but you see they have to continue to hold together a very fragile coalition by maintaining the focus on President Trump.”
The congressman urged Republicans to continue their focus on “election integrity,” including outside Washington, such as “inspiring state Legislatures to have strong voter identification requirements,” conducting investigations into the vote-by-mail system, and to not allow election officials to “deviate from the instructions that state Legislatures set on the running of elections and the selection of electors.”
Gaetz also addressed Big Tech’s removal of Trump from their platforms.