House Speaker Pelosi calls for the dismissal of Rep. Gaetz’s Termination Amid Sex-Trafficking Probe
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that if the allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R. Florida) are true, he should be removed from his seat on the House Judiciary Committee. She commented on the investigation into the sex trafficking charges against Gaetz on Thursday.
Gaetz faces charges of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old girl and traveling with her across state lines. While he denied the allegations and said the allegations stemmed from attempted bribery by a federal official, Pelosi stressed that if Gates was guilty, his punishment would be outside the jurisdiction of Congress.
“If in fact, these allegations are true, of course being removed from the Judiciary Committee is the least that could be done,” she stated. “But again, I think from what we’ve heard so far this would be a matter for the (House) Ethics Committee.”
2 April 2021