"They are trying to create a constructed threat to justify the continued occupation of our capital city, because, if you want to replace America, if you want to do away with America, you would want to reduce the beautiful splendor of our capital and our country and our republic," Gaetz said. "And that is the slow march to socialism and communism that this Democratic Party is taking us down."
"While the Middle Kingdom grows more ambitious in their goals, we are still toiling away in the Middle East."
REP. MATT GAETZ: The FBI used a geofencing tool to be able to strip data out of a particular location during the Capitol breach.
That pull included records from members of Congress, records that showed no connection to the rioters and any type of direction or communication. But if members of Congress, if the legislative branch of government can be swept into a massive collection effort by political actors at the FBI and Department of Justice, just imagine what they can do to regular Americans that they want to target for their politics.
So, it's Donald Trump one day, members of Congress the next. But it won't be long before the FBI becomes more and more like every other agency of government, targeting their opponents, helping their friends. And we have to point out, Maria, that you have got Hunter Biden's lawyers' law partner who is now leading the Criminal Division in the United States Department of Justice.
It should remove any sense of objectivity or credibility to the work that they're doing. And speaking of no credibility, Nancy Pelosi has appointed General Honore to conduct a security review. That would be like having Governor Andrew Cuomo do your sexual harassment policy review.
This guy has already called for Lauren Boebert to be on a no-fly list, for Josh Hawley to be disbarred. This is not how due process works in our country. You start with the facts, and then allow that to drive the investigation. You don't start with your desired political outcome, and then try to reverse-engineer fact-gathering.
BARTIROMO: This is all so troubling, Congressman.
Can Republicans do anything to stop this?
GAETZ: Well, we have very limited power in Washington, D.C., now to stop these investigations that Speaker Pelosi has the ability to initiate, that the Biden politicized, corrupt Justice Department has the ability to initiate.
And so what we have to do is go out and tell the American people that these exercises have no credibility. They are not about law enforcement. They are not about some upcoming renewed attack on the Capitol. Remember when we were told that March 4 would be this cataclysmic, apocalyptic day, and it turned out to be nothing?
But they are trying to create a constructed threat to justify the continued occupation of our capital city, because, if you want to replace America, if you want to do away with America, you would want to reduce the beautiful splendor of our capital and our country and our republic.
And that is the slow march to socialism and communism that this Democratic Party is taking us down.
BARTIROMO: And, all the while, China is rising.
GAETZ: You have to wonder whether or not the transition to Harris has already begun.
Joe Biden's had more nap time than he's had questions from reporters. And you're right. While the Middle Kingdom grows more ambitious in their goals, we are still toiling away in the Middle East. Joe Biden has had more attacks on Syria than he's had press conferences.
And so you have to ask to the progressive voters, is this really what you expected? Is this what you wanted, a warmonger president like Joe Biden, when Donald Trump did so much to bring peace to the world and to actually confront the real threat, China, not to be trying to build democracies out of blood and sand and Arab militias in some desert far away?