House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney said on Sunday that allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz are “sickening” but stopped short of calling for his resignation from Congress.
During an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” on Sunday host Margaret Brennan asked Cheney if she would call for Gaetz’s resignation.
“You know, as the mother of daughters, the charges certainly are sickening. And as the Speaker [Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)] noted, there’s an ethics investigation underway. There are also criminal investigations underway and I’m not gonna comment further on that publicly right now,” Cheney said
“Were you surprised at these allegations?” Brennan asked.
“I’m not going to comment further,” Cheney responded.
Gaetz emerged as the fiercest critic of Cheney, and led the charge to remove her from leadership after she voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump for his alleged role in helping incite the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Gaetz is under investigation by the Justice Department into allegations that he had sex with a minor and violated sex trafficking and prostitution laws.