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Politics 'Traitors': Rep. Moulton Calls for Greene, Gaetz and Gosar to Be Ousted Over FBI-Riot Theory

07:25  21 june  2021
07:25  21 june  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Matt Gaetz questioned the head of the FBI in Congress despite himself being under investigation by the FBI

  Matt Gaetz questioned the head of the FBI in Congress despite himself being under investigation by the FBI There was an unusual scene on Thursday of a member of Congress questioning the head of an agency currently investigating him.Gaetz is currently being investigated by FBI over allegations that he was involved in sex trafficking with a former tax official, Joel Greenberg.

Meanwhile, Biggs and Gosar have faced calls for investigation into whether they had violated House rules or broke the law by promoting the false election narrative of a stolen election that helped instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Last week, Rep . David Ciccilline, D-R.I., began seeking support for a resolution to censure Gosar and two other House Republicans over his comments at a hearing last week recasting the riot as a peaceful protest. It is unclear if that resolution will advance. Biggs, who heads the House Freedom Caucus, helped lead the successful effort to oust Rep .

Gaetz asked Rep . Gosar during a roundtable following his speech. “It’s placing America first,” Gosar responded. “And that’s what’s going to get it done.” For most Democrats, and a notable minority of Republicans, Gaetz and Greene are simply perpetuating an insurrection that won’t quite die, pushing discredited Indeed, Greene and Gaetz may not be the outliers in the Republican Party that Democrats imagine them to be . A Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that both were more popular among GOP voters than Rep . Liz Cheney, who was ousted from her leadership role over her

Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts on Sunday called for Republicans who pushed the false flag FBI-Capitol riot conspiracy theory to be ousted from office.

Seth Moulton in a suit and tie sitting in front of a laptop: Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts on Sunday called for the Republicans lawmakers who pushed the false flag FBI-Capitol riot conspiracy theory to be ousted from office. © Greg Nash/Getty Images Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts on Sunday called for the Republicans lawmakers who pushed the false flag FBI-Capitol riot conspiracy theory to be ousted from office.

On Monday, right-wing website Revolver News published a new conspiracy theory that the FBI organized the deadly Capitol riot on January 6. Tucker Carlson picked up the theory on Fox News one day later, prompting some GOP lawmakers—including Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona—to promote the theory throughout the week.

Rep. Paul Gosar learned the hard way: supporting the insurrection has consequences in Congress

  Rep. Paul Gosar learned the hard way: supporting the insurrection has consequences in Congress Representative Paul Gosar helped incite the insurrection on January 6. Now it's harder for him to get things done on the hill.I spoke against the motion - the challenge was not based on any evidence - and took my seat. I was followed briefly by Republican Rep. Paul Gosar, who has played a leading role in the insurrectionist cause from the beginning. He was, somewhat ironically, the last person to speak before security officials ordered an evacuation.

Again, none of this proves federal involvement in the events of January 6. It merely suggests the possibility. A bipartisan Senate report blames the riot on “intelligence failures,” and FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate in March that his agency would “do better” to prevent such incidents from Matt Gaetz (R), a stalwart defender of former President Donald Trump, has already written to Wray asking these exact questions. BREAKING: Congressman Matt Gaetz calls on FBI Director Christopher Wray to fully disclose the role and involvement of FBI operatives during the January 6th

Republican Rep . Matt Gaetz , of Florida announced on Twitter that he’d sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray formally requesting that he “fully disclose the role and involvement of FBI operatives during the January 6th Capitol riot .” The FBI confirmed in an email to Yahoo News that it had received the letter from Gaetz but declined to provide any additional comment. The FBI appears to be the latest scapegoat to emerge in the ongoing effort by Trump's allies to reframe the narrative around Jan. 6 and deflect responsibility for the violence that occurred at the Capitol away from him and his supporters.

Speaking to CNN's Jim Acosta on CNN Newsroom, Moulton called the Republicans who pushed the theory and those who voted against awarding Congressional Gold Medals to cops who defended the Capitol "traitors."

"They're trying to whitewash history," he said. "They are domestic terrorists, the people who attacked us in the Capitol, who attacked the seat of government with the intention of undermining the election and will of the American people."

Gaetz tweeted a clip of Carlson's remarks, declaring that FBI operatives "organized and participated in the January 6 Capitol riot." Greene retweeted Gaetz's post, demanded "names and answers about the FBI operatives" and suggested that the "deep state" was involved.

Meanwhile, Gosar filed the Revolver News article into the congressional record during a House hearing on Tuesday, insisting that it included details about the "infiltration and incitement of the January 6 protest by federal officers."

Cheney: 'It is disgusting and despicable' to see Gosar 'lie' about Jan. 6

  Cheney: 'It is disgusting and despicable' to see Gosar 'lie' about Jan. 6 Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) blasted fellow Republican Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) for placing blame for the death of a woman during the Jan. 6 rioting by supporters of President Trump at the feet of Capitol Police. "On January 6, as the violent mob advanced on the House chamber, I was standing near [Gosar] and helped him open his gas mask," Cheney said in a tweet on Tuesday. "The Capitol Police led us to safety. It is disgusting and despicable to see Gosar lie about that day and smear the men and women who defended us.

Christopher Rufo apparently made himself a prey by becoming a top critic of neo-Marxist critical race theory (CRT), but he's firing back at the Washington Post over an article that sought to pick apart and discredit his arguments. Meckler also misquoted him to make it appear that he said it was "so obvious" that he wanted to conflate unrelated leftist ideas as being part of a CRT brand in the minds of voters. In fact, he said that during an interview with the reporter, he directly refuted that interpretation. He called on the Post to release a recording of the interview to support or disprove the reporter's claim.

But Reps . Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrands. Over GOP objections, the Democratic-majority House stripped Greene of her committee assignments in February for her online recycling of violent statements and conspiracy theories . McCarthy denounced her statements but didn't punish her. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has her own insurgents, headlined by Rep .

Moulton argued that lawmakers "aiding and abetting terrorists by your actions in the Capitol don't deserve to be a member of Congress."

"The oath we take is to protect and defend the Constitution of the U.S. It's the same oath that I took as a U.S. Marine. It's time for these Republicans to take that oath seriously," he said. "The Republicans who are violating their oath by supporting this domestic terrorism by whitewashing history, and now by making light of it."

"They need to go," Moulton added. "These Republicans are just bad for democracy."

The false flag theory went viral among far-right users on Twitter as legal experts dismissed it as a conspiracy based on unproven claims, half-truths and misinterpretation of legal writing. Even the social media network labeled Carlson comments as a "baseless suggestion." The left also accused the right of using the theory to shift blame away from former President Donald Trump.

Fact-checking Rep. Gosar's misleading narrative about shooting of Capitol rioter

  Fact-checking Rep. Gosar's misleading narrative about shooting of Capitol rioter Some Republican lawmakers are doubling down on reframing the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, falsely arguing it was a mostly peaceful event, antifa was responsible for the attack and that rioters were not armed. Several of these incorrect narratives were repeated during a Tuesday hearing on the attack held by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, along with some new misinformation. © MANDEL NGAN/AFP/AFP via Getty Images US Rep. Paul Gosar (L), R-AZ, speaks during a press conference on January 7, 2016 to announce legislation that would revoke actor Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Tim and David Gosar , brothers of Rep . Paul Gosar (R-AZ), sound off on their brother for his comments regarding the officers working during the Capitol riot . Tim and David Gosar , brothers of Rep .

A former FBI deputy director has declared hundreds of Americans terrorists, and called for the arrest of sitting members of Congress, all over the notion that the pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill was “terrorism.” Despite the hyperbole, many rioters were simply allowed inside the Capitol to loiter and snap selfies, and of the five deaths connected to the riot , only one (the shooting dead of an unarmed Trump supporter by a police officer) has been proven to be directly inflicted by another person.

The theory centers around references to unindicted co-conspirators in existing indictments against Capitol rioters. Revolver News linked the co-conspirators to the FBI, suggesting that they could be undercover agents who planned the insurrection.

There's also no evidence that the FBI organized the Capitol riot. The FBI could have embedded operatives into extremist groups plotting January 6, but there's no evidence linking the bureau with the co-conspirators mentioned in the indictments.

Newsweek reached out to Greene, Gaetz and Gosar's office for comment. This story will be updated with any response.

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