House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he will remove Florida congressman Matt Gaetz from committee assignments if he’s found guilty of sex trafficking in a Department of Justice investigation .
“Those are serious implications. If it comes out to be true, yes, we would remove him if that’s the case,” McCarthy told Fox News. “But right now Matt Gaetz says that it’s not true and we don’t have any information. So let’s get all the information.”
Some Democrats have called for Gaetz to be removed from the House Judiciary Committee during the course of the DOJ investigation.
“Rep Matt Gaetz should be taken off the @HouseJudiciary Committee until the @TheJusticeDept investigation is completed. He should not be sitting on a Congressional Committee with oversight over the DOJ while the Department is investigating him,” Democratic congressman Rep. Ted Lieu tweeted.
But McCarthy suggested Gaetz would remain on the committee during the course of the DOJ’s investigation.