Congressman Matt Gaetz erupted during Corey Lewandowski’s House Judiciary Committee hearing and said that former FBI Director James Comey should be “sitting in that chair” instead.
The lawmaker mocked House Dems over mixed messages on Trump impeachment, saying they ultimately want to “tar and feather the president” and get him out of Washington.
At one point, Gaetz told Lewandowski: “I am not allowed by House rules to impugn the motives of my colleagues or to speculate as to what might be animating this bizarre circumstance, but those rules don’t apply to you.”
Lewandowski responded by saying: “I think they hate this president more than they love their country.”
The lawmaker then slammed the Obama administration and James Comey, bringing up the findings from the DOJ inspector general:
“The leadership of this committee will not bring James Comey before, even though the inspector general said that his work impaired the credibility and efforts of over 35,000 FBI agents and the brave people fighting for our country. It is a shame that you’re here Mr. Lewandowski, Jim Comey should be sitting in that chair, he should be answering questions about why he did so much damage to the FBI and our country, including not giving you the briefing that you were entitled to.”
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