A Florida Republican lawmaker told the Todd Starnes Radio Show that he stands by his fear that the nation could be at risk of a coup at the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller.
“What’s most troubling (is) we see an action plan with Peter Strzok and his mistress to undermine the duly elected president,” Rep. Matt Gaetz said. “That is the definition of a coup and that’s what we are fighting against.”
He was referring to hundreds of scurrilous text messages between the demoted FBI agent and FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Of particular note, was a text message that referenced an “insurance policy” just in case Trump was elected.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok wrote.
Gaetz called on congressional Republicans to “treat this sham of an investigation with the seriousness it deserves.”
“This is an organized effort to undermine the president of the United States for political purposes,” he told the Todd Starnes Show. “If Republicans stand by and simply allow that to happen without telling the truth of this intractable bias, we become culpable in the undermining of the democracy.”
The Florida congressman was especially angered by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ handling of the Mueller investigation.
“I don’t think he is doing his job,” he said.
“We need the attorney general to stop being a spectator at the Department of Justice,” he said. “We need him to step up and lead that agency with some moral clarity.”
So what – exactly – does Gaetz want Sessions to do?
“We have got to have the attorney general do his job, step up and fire Robert Mueller,” he said.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) told the Todd Starnes Radio Show on Monday that it “looks like they (the FBI) went after a major party’s nominee for president and said we cannot allow that individual to be the next president of the united states and they actively tried to stop it.”