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Matt Gaetz Turns on Republican Senator, Says He Is ‘Protecting Biden’

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, has criticized a senator who stated that it is possible that President Joe Biden will not be found to have committed an impeachable act during his presidency.

According to The Hill, Republican Senator Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma asserts that Biden’s actions prior to assuming office in 2021 cannot be considered impeachable offenses because, legally speaking, impeachment can only target conduct that occurred during his presidency.

Subsequently, Gaetz published on X that Mullin “is protecting Biden,” which incited an angry response.

Friday marked Mullin’s appearance on the Newsmax program “Wake Up America.”

Noting that “the bar is real high,” he stated that if the House votes to impeach Biden and submits the case to the Senate for a trial, he wants the case to be one in which Biden can be convicted.

Additionally, he stated that the indictable act must have occurred during Biden’s presidency.

“What he did as the vice president; what he did in between the two may not be impeachable,” he said, noting that he wants to move forward if the case is there.

“If the president of the United States used his office to benefit him, to gain favor of other countries while they’re actually paying him, that’s a huge issue .. then we absolutely should convict him regardless of the politics behind it. It’s the law,” he said.

He said five moderate Democrats who he would not name might support convicting Biden.

“What’s interesting about the Senate versus the House is the senators have a lot bigger area, a lot bigger state to cover, so they cover blue parts of the state plus red parts,” he said.

“When you talk to some more moderate-leaning senators, they will tell you that if the House sends over an airtight case that completely points to the president — breaking the law, in treason, misdemeanors, high crimes — they would try it just like they would any other case,” he said, noting that a vote would depend on the quality of the case against Biden.

As reported by The Hill, 67 ballots would be necessary to remove Biden from office. Senate Republican leaders, such as John Cornyn of Texas and John Thune of South Dakota, have stated that the likelihood that the Senate would convict Biden on any charges transferred by the House is minimal.

“One thing that we’ve asked for during this impeachment inquiry that that the House will send us a solid case,” Mullin said.

“Listen, an inquiry doesn’t mean that they’re going to impeach the president. All that means is they have access to the records the White House and the Biden family haven’t been giving us.”

Following initial assertions that exonerated the entire Biden family of misconduct, Mullin observed that the White House has since modified its stance.

“Now they’re starting to say that Joe Biden didn’t do anything wrong. They’re saying that that that Hunter Biden’s business deals aren’t attached to President Biden when we know there were over 50 shell companies, and there are numerous bank records that we’ve been able to get from Hunter Biden,” he said.

Mullin noted that because the Justice Department “is run by obviously, Joe Biden,” it has stiff-armed GOP requests for information without a formal impeachment inquiry on the books.

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