Kevin McCarthy Breaks Silence on Embattled Rep. Gaetz

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is coming to the defense of Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz saying that the embattled Republican won’t be stripped of committee assignments because he is “innocent until proven guilty.” The Republican leader confirmed the party will not seek to punish Gaetz unless there are legitimate charges filed against the Congressman.

The Daily Wire reports:

“Matt Gaetz is the same as any American, he’s innocent until proven guilty,” McCarthy said regarding the allegations made against the 38 year-old congressman. “There’s no charges against him yet. If a charge comes forward, that will be dealt with at that time.”

McCarthy confirmed that he has spoken with Representative Gaetz, who has told the minority leader that he is innocent. McCarthy also said that he explained the rules of the conference to Gaetz and that they would take action if something were to come out.

The Associated Press reported that McCarthy was asked whether or not Republicans would take action against Gaetz if more details are revealed before charges are made. McCarthy answered, “That’s a hypothetical question. I’ll deal with whatever issue as it comes. As of right now, Matt Gaetz says he is innocent, there’s an investigation going on, and I’ll let the investigation take care of itself.”

Charges have yet to be filed against Gaetz and he has publicly stated that he is innocent. At a speech on April 9th in Miami, the congressman said, “I have not yet begun to fight … I’m built for the battle and I’m not going anywhere … The smears against me range from distortions of my personal life to wild — and I mean wild — conspiracy theories.”

Gaetz is currently under federal investigation for sexual misconduct.  



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glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
3 months ago

However, Swalwell? “Nothing to see here folks, just move along” says Pelosi.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
3 months ago

Exactly. Our side has no clue, and haven’t learned yet how to play that game.
Remember governor black face? Nothing happened to him. Carry on business as usual.
Swalwell, still a house member and held on to his committee positions. Cuomo, hear nothing about him now. We need to fight fire with fire.

cashgirl
3 months ago

Nor has any action been taken against governor black face’s lt governor who was accused of sexaul assault by several women around the same time!! Another prime example of the only “law” the vacuous, demented Democrats follow: “Do as I say and not as I do; freedom for me but not for thee.” Democrat — Hypocrite is thy name! 🙁

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
3 months ago
Reply to  cashgirl

Exactly. I forgot about him.
In my opinion, one has to be living under a rock for ALL that’s happening not to scare them into oblivion. Before we know it, our country will be run by the elites. Just look at all the companies speaking out about politics and cancel culture. Rush Limbaugh spoke of this happening earlier this year. He couldn’t of been more correct.

cashgirl
3 months ago

It does get scary, sometimes, doesn’t it? Liberals don’t want to see — I’m convinced they live in a state of willful blindness! 🙁

Caren
Caren
3 months ago
Reply to  cashgirl

Plausible deniability.

cashgirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Caren

Perfect description, Caren! Ten thumbs up!! 🙂

John Wood
John Wood
3 months ago
Reply to  cashgirl

Leftists are congenital liars and reprobates so what else would you expect from them.

cashgirl
3 months ago
Reply to  John Wood

Bet it’s a pretty dark place in their heads where they live!!

vladimir
vladimir
3 months ago

Our country is run/ruined by globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party and globalist puppet fbi CRIMINAL organisation and globalist media .

Teresa Smith
Teresa Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  vladimir

I have to agree with everyone. I realized what WOKE stands for (we obviously know evil) !!!

madmemere
madmemere
3 months ago
Reply to  cashgirl

Correction-“democrat”=communist is thy name; it’s a mental political illness and the majority of them have been “infected”.

John Wood
John Wood
3 months ago
Reply to  madmemere

Commucraps.

cashgirl
3 months ago
Reply to  madmemere

I honestly believe it is a mental illness, madmemere. And they should all be confined in a place where they can’t do any additional damage to our country!! Wishful thinking, of course, but hope does spring eternal they say. 🙂

Henry
Henry
3 months ago

EXACTLY! The Republican party is asleep at the switch – as usual. It seems as though at least half the Republicans are really Democrats, under the sheets. The United States needs an authentic political party to oppose the Democrats – not this hollow piece of political trash we now have.

vladimir
vladimir
3 months ago
Reply to  Henry

At least half of the republicans are globalist puppet rino criminal party .

Malia
Malia
3 months ago

Sleeping with the enemy!

A-jay
3 months ago

A lot of allegations that must be proven true before taking any action against the Congressman. I am assuming that we still believe one is “innocent until proven guilty.” Since Gaetz has so many enemies and is hated by the hardliner on the Left’s cancel culture crowd I hope he is able to clear himself of the allegations against him. If he’s being blackmailed those involved must also be dealt with firmly even if Gaetz is found guilty and judged punishable.

Oty Rodriquez
Oty Rodriquez
3 months ago
Reply to  A-jay

Even if they find him guilty I do believe it’s a trap put by his political rivals. They are capable and willing to lie in court just like they did to Bret Kavanaugh. Dirty pigs!!!

anniedawn
3 months ago
Reply to  Oty Rodriquez

You better believe the FBI and DOJ are involved and that isn’t good.

vladimir
vladimir
3 months ago
Reply to  anniedawn

globalist puppet fbi CRIMINAL organisation and globalist puppet doj CRIMINAL organisation .

Caren
Caren
3 months ago
Reply to  vladimir

Think Ames and Hanssen and so many many others.

cashgirl
3 months ago
Reply to  A-jay

With the demented Democrats, A-jay, “innocent until proven guilty” only applies to their own. If it’s a Republican, accusations alone mean “guilty” — end of story! 🙁

Bob
Bob
3 months ago

Good move. If Garth is telling the truth, he needs to know he has GOP support. The days of bending over and grabbing your ankles every time a GOO is accused MUST end. If he’s lieing, he will suffer for the coverup, but the party won’t

John
John
3 months ago

When are the fake news going to press the CA. democrat who had an affair with a Chinese spy to resign?

jerry phillipo
jerry phillipo
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Not going there for DNC is controlling the news media and won’t let them

D A MacKAY
D A MacKAY
3 months ago
Reply to  jerry phillipo

The DNS and not a few RINO”S are controlled by the Chi Com’s as in Owned and controlled.

Jim Dahlberg
Jim Dahlberg
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Never because he is a democrat. Democrats don’t go after fellow democrats.

Dee S
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Too many people have fallen victim to fake allegations and not stood up to fight against them. The Democrats are the ones who should resign because of a whole host of bad decisions and immorality.

vladimir
vladimir
3 months ago
Reply to  John

globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ own globalist media and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party and they all protect each other.

Susan Kater
Susan Kater
3 months ago

The only reason they’re after Gaetz is because he’s an outspoken, conservative Trump supporter who actually loves our country.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
3 months ago
Reply to  Susan Kater

And, a promising future leader of the R party.

safari1024dered tooth
3 months ago
Reply to  Susan Kater

Typical leftist playbook, if you can’t beat someone honestly then cancel them underhandedly.

Barbara
Barbara
3 months ago

MATT IS A FIGHTER , HE SPEAKS HIS MIND AND THE DEMS DON’T LIKE THAT. THEY DO0N’T LIKE HIM BECAUSE HE IS HONEST AND TELLS YOU THE TRUTH WITHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. . THERE IS NO WISHY WASHY CRAP COMING FROM HIM . HE IS ONE THAT STANDS HIS GROUND . SURE HE IS OUT THERE ON POINT AND THE DEMS WANT TO SHUT HIM UP. FROM WHAT IS GOING ON BEHIND OUR BACKS. SURE HE HAS HIS NECK OUT AND THE DEMS WANT TO CHOP IT OFF. SO THAT IS WHY WE SUPPORT HIM IN ANY WAY WE CAN. WHEN HE SPEAKS HE IS NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU ANY BS. SO WE WHO KNOW AND THANK HIM FOR HIS HONESTY ARE HELPING AS MUCH AS WE CAN. SO PITCH IN PEOPLE.

Bobert
3 months ago

What about Cuomo with 8, I believe, accusers on deck and
nothing has been done yet?
Where’s the fake media stories on this?

Jim Dahlberg
Jim Dahlberg
3 months ago
Reply to  Bobert

Good point but it will never go anywhere thank to the MSM. The <SM will protect the democrats to the death.

Cuzi
Cuzi
3 months ago

The CNN person in that Project Veritas undercover video admitted that they were trying to destroy Gaetz. That pretty much tells us what we need to know. Glad to see McCarthy doing the right thing.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
3 months ago
Reply to  Cuzi

Try getting that tape on MSM, where so many people get their news and believe every word.

fabian
fabian
3 months ago

Good for McCarthy (and Gaetz by the way) to show logic and reason.

Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
3 months ago

For once the party is not ‘running scared’. What about Swalwell and his Chineese honey?
What are the dims saying about this situation which could affect National Security??

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
3 months ago

Their exact words are: What? Who? When? Nah!

Ray Hooper
Ray Hooper
3 months ago

Shouldnt we be investigating all the accusations against governor cuomo first.. where there is actual evidence

Tine Moore
Tine Moore
3 months ago

Interesting that Swawell consorting with a known Chinese spy gets a free pass. Mr. Gaetz has allegations thrown at him that are not proven and they are trying to smear him right and left. Makes no sense at all other than the democrats are totally immoral.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
3 months ago

As the case against Cuomo was heating, past the boiling point, the Dimocrats had to start a fire, of their own. I believe that, plus Gaetz is a strong rising star, so the Dims are trying to bring him down to their level.

captnguido
captnguido
3 months ago
Reply to  Mandy Martin

It’s all smoke and mirrors to take the spotlight away from Cuomo and Swalwell, Biden and Harris, the border crisis, the Afghanistan and Iran debacle and so much more. Create a controversy that’s so immoral like child sex trafficking and use the MSM to redirect the story away from any democrat and destroy any repub that’s a future threat. CNN and MSNBC are despicable!

Jim Dahlberg
Jim Dahlberg
3 months ago

In a stunning admission, Charlie Chester admits, “If the agenda say, is to like get, like Matt Gaetz right now, he’s like this Republican. He’s a problem for the Democratic Party because he’s so conservative and he can cause a lot of hiccups in passing of laws and what not. So it would be great for the Democratic Party to get him out.”
Chester then admits, “So we’re going to keep running these stories to keep hurting him and make it so that it can’t be buried and just like settled outside court just and like, you know, if we keep pushing that, it’s helping us (CNN).”

So any of you folks believe CNN here their own admission they are framing Matt and to many people are believing it because he is conservative.

Phil Hammersley
Phil Hammersley
3 months ago

Gaetz is emulating Trump: don’t cave to phony charges! That’s what DIMMs and their media toadies always expect to happen!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
3 months ago

I have absolutely no problem letting this all play out. The KKKRAKAS are duty and I wouldn’t put it past them and have cooked this to hurt Rep Gaetz. Remember Harry Reid and the rumor he put out there about Romney not paying his taxes? After the election he said: “it worked, didn’t it ”
I like Rep Gaetz’s politics, beyond that I don’t know much about him. I agree with McCarthy, let it play out.

henk_USA
henk_USA
3 months ago

let those dirty democRats call: 1-800-eat-shit, especially ghost Maxine waters…she’d go to hell now.

cashgirl
3 months ago
Reply to  henk_USA

With regards to Maxie, one can always hope!!!

S.L.
S.L.
3 months ago

I trust McCarthy and agree to let it play out. I believe the democrats planted a story to get him out of congress because Matt is outspoken and tells it like it is…..democrats don’t like people telling the truth since they want to control their lying narrative. I want to see Republicans stand up and fight back like they should so…..Attention Republicans: stop wearing your lace panties and get strong and stand up for each other and fight like hell!!! We want to see you fight and fight hard for us and America. Get some balls and straighten up for all of us now….. …our country depends on you!!!

Tom
Tom
3 months ago
Reply to  S.L.

Hate to burst your bubble, but an increasing number of the republicans wearing lace panties are fine with it, and can’t grow what you suggest, even if they wanted to.

barb2554
barb2554
3 months ago

Not only Swallwell, who slept with a Chinese spy who financed his campaign to be elected to the House, but what about Feinstein, who had a driver for 20 years that was also a Chinese spy… and nothing happened to Feinsten or her driver either? In fact she was given a heads up and the guy disappeared. Rules for thee but not for me?!

John
John
3 months ago

If the accuser is proven to be lying she should to 5 years in a cell with 5 horny gorillas.

Sue
Sue
3 months ago

Sorry folks he looks guilty to me. I hope I’m wrong

Betty Rickmond
Betty Rickmond
3 months ago

It is a shame to see a young man, with
such a promising future ahead of him, under
this pressure to prove his innocence. I think
it is, only, because he is a staunch supporter
of President Trump. He was a regular on
Sean Hannity until all these accusations
were revealed. He is innocent until
proven guilty! I applaud Kevin McCarthy
for coming to his defense. We just have
to ask: who’s next??

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Henry
Henry
3 months ago

From the way this story reads, the sorry bastard, Kevin McCarthy, says nothing will be done against Gaetz unless he is found guilty; but then says action will not be taken “unless something comes out”. Which is it, McCarthy, or don’t you know the difference between a guilty verdict and charges?

Tom
Tom
3 months ago

One republican accused makes headlines 20democrooks proven guilty, crickets

Carl Vickers
Carl Vickers
3 months ago

Look at all the accusations against Kavanaugh that all turned out to be a lie…These people bringing false charges against anyone should have to bear a seriously stiff penalty.

April Williams
April Williams
3 months ago
Reply to  Carl Vickers

look what they did to our American Hero, General Mike Flynn, how about George P., our very own President and the list goes on.

MikeyW
3 months ago

The charges are so serious that Gaetz should resign immediately. Why put the party and the country through a sordid, drawn-out investigation and trial? The charges are on a par with the despicable collusion between the Trump administration and Russia, and right up there with Brett Cavanaugh who ran rape weekends on college girls while in high school. Why can’t the Republicans get people who are moral paragons, like Swalwell and Hunter Biden?

anniedawn
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeyW

Your stupidity is amazing. Start lifting the DEM rugs and see the dirt.

Debra Corrales
Debra Corrales
3 months ago
Reply to  anniedawn

I believe he was being sarcastic.

Dee S
3 months ago

Republicans should never let the left blackmail you from doing your jobs!

Barbara Jane Breazeale
Barbara Jane Breazeale
3 months ago

Cuomo?? Clinton?? Hunter Biden?? China Joe Biden??

George
3 months ago

“Mitt” give me a break! YOU WON”T STAND for a Republican “guy” who’s being SLANDERD by “the Press. Mr. “Turkey neck” who’s been in Congress FOREVER , won’t stand up for aTrump supporter.? It’s “TIME” for Mitch McConnell to GO!!

Robert Francis Lyle
Robert Francis Lyle
3 months ago

Biden has in his f9rst three months as President surpassed Obama as the worst President in history He is more divisive and totalitarian and he is controlled by by those who hate this country.

cactusbob
cactusbob
3 months ago

Interesting that this is heating up now, when we just found out that the accusations of Putin offering rewards for killing our military in Iraq was nothing but a LIE. That was a big item against Trump.

Walkin O'Shea
3 months ago

If I was Mr. Gaetz, I wouldn’t be putting too much stock in Kevin McCarthy’s support. We’ve seen McCarthy in action before, and boy was he a great supporter of our past President. (Sarc)

Barbara
Barbara
3 months ago

I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE COMRADE PELOSI BE TAKEN DOWN AND SENT PACKING , HER AND SCHUMER NEED TO GO. THEY ARE AS CORRUPT AND CORRUPT CAN GET. DON’T TOUCH EITHER OF THEM WITH A 10FT POLE.

BigLou
BigLou
3 months ago

Only Matt Gaetz truly knows if he did anything illegal. We should let that play out and until any evidence is produced otherwise, Congressman Gaetz deserves to be held to the standard of the American legal system: he must be assumed innocent until proven guilty. I am tired of reading stories from the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN that cite anonymous sources. Surely, those news outlets wouldn’t care so much to file reports with wild allegations based on anonymous sources if Rep. Gaetz was a Democrat. 

H. G. Robinson
3 months ago

I believe the proper legal term is “Alleged ” kind of like “Rumor has it”

April Williams
April Williams
3 months ago

The dems must do what ever they can to do destroy a conservatives life. If Matt Gaetz says he is innocent, I believe him. That’s it for me. Look at all the lives that the dems tried to ruin.

LeAnne
LeAnne
3 months ago

Ignorant, spineless Republicans are the laughing stock of the political arena…The Democrats laugh til they crap in thier paints at the cowardly Republicans when it comes to defending each other or what is right…we should all be sending the spineless Republicans jars of vaseline !!!!

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