Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (Florida), a direct ally of former President Donald Trump, said on February 3 that he would be willing to give up his seat in the House of Representatives to qualify for Trump’s defense at trial. impeachment in the Senate, if you are invited.
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In an interview with Stephen K. Bannon’s “War Room” radio show on March 3, Rep. Gaetz said that some of his colleagues in the House of Representatives discussed whether they could be appear in front of Trump in the Senate impeachment trial scheduled to begin next week. Gaetz said the House Ethics Committee told congressmen they could not represent Trump while still a member of the House.
Mr Gaetz disagrees with the current strategy that Trump’s legal team is implementing and says he will “sure“Resigns if invited to defend the former president.
“I love my district … but I see canceling Mr. Trump’s presidency and canceling the Trump movement as one of the great risks to the people, both in my district and across the great country. this”Mr. Gaetz said. “If the president calls me and wants me to defend him in the Senate, then it will be the top priority of my life.“.
“I’m leaving my House of Representatives, I’m leaving my home”Mr. Gaetz assured.
Rep. Gaetz said he would take the opportunity to make sure that Mr. Trump “get full protection, no stooping, no fear of loss [sự ủng hộ] of some neutral Republicans“.
Mr. Trump recently “already has low energy protection”Added Mr. Gaetz.
The Florida congressman also said it was important to point out how justified Trump’s concerns about the 2020 US presidential election were. He argued that Republicans would continue to fight because its 45 senators have openly expressed the impeachment as unconstitutional.
The Epoch Times said it contacted Congressman Gaetz’s office to request further comment, but have not received a response.
Meanwhile, on Feb. 2, Trump’s lawyers and the Democrat impeachment group submitted trial notes to preliminary outline the direction of their argument. The impeachment trial in the Senate starts on February 8.
Democrats accuse President Trump of inciting a mob to break into the US Capitol on Jan. 6, by spreading doubts about the integrity of the 2020 US presidential election. The former President’s legal group denied the allegation and argued that the impeachment trial violated the US Constitution, since Mr. Trump is no longer the president of the United States.
However, attorney Bruce Castor on Trump’s defense team told KYW Newsradio Philadelphia that he would not bring claims of election fraud to the upcoming impeachment trial.
“There are many doubts about how this election is conducted across the country, but that is for another forum. I don’t believe there needs to be a trial in the Senate because you don’t need it“, Lawyer Castor said.
“President Trump has many [cơ hội] to win [trong phiên tòa luận tội] with what he has“, Mr. Castor confirmed.