Appearing on CNN Friday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) descended into a maniacal rant as he pushed a conspiracy theory that Robert Mueller is trying to destroy democracy by investigating Trump and Russia.
Gaetz, who was just onboard Air Force One with Trump last week, said on CNN’s New Day:
“Look, the timeline is what it is, right? The fact that Mueller after getting rejected for getting his own job back and picks Andrew Weissman to be his number two, and you are saying he couldn’t pick somebody that didn’t attend the Hillary Clinton election party, and the conflicts of interests abound.”
He continued: “This is not an opinion, it’s action, Chris. You have Weissman sending an e-mail on his DOJ account praising somebody for defying the government, and that’s not an opinion, when strzok says I will be the insurance policy, and he talks about his girlfriend, Lisa Page, throwing out a plan in Mccabe’s office to undermine the democracy in our country and the Congress has an obligation to expose what I believe is a corrupt investigation and I call on my Republican colleagues to join me in firing Mueller. If there’s collusion of Russia, let’s see it.”
As Kaitlin Collins of CNN pointed out:
Rep. Gaetz was nearly frothing at the mouth as he described why a Special Counsel working for United States law enforcement is a plot to undermine democracy by investigating the relationship between the Trump campaign and a hostile foreign power, proving that insanity in the Republican Party isn’t limited to Trump.
As the Russia investigation inches closer to president Trump, panic-stricken Republicans are getting desperate about shutting down the Russia probe. And they have reason to be afraid: The clock ticking toward the 2018 midterm election and a blue tsunami cold wipe them out.
Watch Gaetz’s crazy rant in the video below: