McCarthy Refuses to Take away Gaetz from Committee Overseeing DOJ Regardless of Intercourse Trafficking Allegations Battle of Curiosity

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appeared to downplay allegations of child trafficking and an illegal sexual relationship with an underage teenage girl MP Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Wednesday and refused to remove him from the Judiciary Committee, which is the oversight agency of the Justice Department.

McCarthy, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, said he would only strip Gaetz of his committee assignments if the allegations prove true, which could only mean after a trial. Gaetz may face several serious federal crime charges, and his position on the judiciary poses a deep conflict of interest.

“Look, I haven’t heard from DOJ, I couldn’t speak to Matt Gaetz, I just read the story,” McCarthy told Fox News more than 12 hours after the story was published.

“The consequences will be dire, if it turned out to be true, we would remove him from his committees,” said McCarthy, “if that were the case.”

“But right now, Matt Gaetz is saying this is not true and we have no information,” added McCarthy, who has been repeatedly accused of being a weak leader.

“If it turns out to be true, we would remove him” – Kevin McCarthy says he will remove Gaetz from committees if sex trafficking allegations prove true.

– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 31, 2021

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