U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, was a leader in a demonstration Wednesday that delayed impeachment testimony from a Pentagon official, according to a Washington Post story.
The newspaper wrote that conservative members of Congress staged a “demonstration against the (Trump impeachment) probe and barged into a secure facility on Capitol Hill.”
Gaetz is included in the story, according to the Post:
In addition “The group walked into the restricted area en masse, and chants of ‘let us in’ were heard from outside,” the Post reported.
The full story is here:
The Florida Democratic Party bashed Gaetz over what happened, saying:
“On October 23, Rep. Matt Gaetz, along with fellow Florida Rep. Ross Spano and with the blessing of the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, barged into a secure room designed to allow members of Congress to be briefed on classified and sensitive information. Storming the room was widely condemned and has alarmed national security experts. One scholar from the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute has even called for Gaetz expulsion from the House.”