House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden seeks expanded government, tax hikes NRCC poll: Majority of swing district voters oppose Democrats’ challenge to Iowa House race McCarthy calls on Pelosi to reject efforts to contest Iowa House race MORE (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that GOP leaders will remove Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden seeks expanded government, tax hikes Gaetz denies allegations, claims he’s victim of ‘organized criminal extortion’ Lieu: Gaetz should be suspended from Judiciary panel amid DOJ probe MORE (R-Fla.) from his committee assignments if he’s found to be guilty of sex trafficking, a case currently under investigation by the Justice Department.
But McCarthy suggested Gaetz would remain on those panels, which include the powerful Judiciary Committee, during the course of the DOJ’s 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.”
“If it comes out to be true, we would remove him” — Kevin McCarthy says he’ll remove Gaetz from committees if sex trafficking allegations turn out to be true pic.twitter.com/GylpQZ4AoI
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