Gaetz Wants To Hold Who In Contempt?

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( – Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is preparing to file a resolution to hold NYC attorney Mark Pomerantz in contempt of Congress alleging “misconduct” during a House panel.

Last month, the House Judiciary Committee questioned Pomerantz, who had previously worked under Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in former President Donald Trump’s probe, had avoided answering many of the Committee’s questions by invoking his Fifth Amendment rights, arguing that if he were to answer he might end up violating rules on confidential information.

Gaetz has slammed Pomerantz for his appearance and has claimed that the prosecutor was trying “to gaslight charges against Donald Trump.” As he told Fox News Digital, the current evidence does not support the charges, and Pomerantz had initially even chosen to leave the team and write a book about it. Yet, now he is asserting his Fifth Amendment right in order to not reply to certain questions. He proceeded to argue that he had waived that right previously through his actions.

Gaetz proceeded to explain that contempt was used on every occasion where someone was refusing to answer the questions asked by Congress for a “frivolous” reason. When asked about whether House Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) would be willing to support a contempt resolution, Gaetz argued that currently, McCarthy’s primary goal is to continue being the Speaker. He added that so far, McCarthy has had strong oversight and that he was expecting this to continue in the future. He proceeded to state that many of his colleagues also agree about the Fifth Amendment rights being waived.

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