“Justice for All Resolution”- FL Rep Matt Gaetz
FL Rep Matt Gaetz is on the hunt for the heads of Democrats who lied to Congress, but were not prosecuted. Yet people like Roger Stone were jerked out of their home at 6 o’clock in the morning at gunpoint with handcuffs, and helicopters flying overhead as if he was on the Ten Most Wanted. Which he was not, by the way.
On February 4, 2019, Gaetz introduced the “Justice for all Resolution” – legislation designed to punish everyone who lied, not just certain politically expedient figures. He is aiming at Hillary Clinton, Andrew McCabe, James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, etc.
Gaetz’ press release states:
Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today has introduced new legislation, known as the “Justice for All Resolution.” The resolution would require equal punishment for those who lie to Congress regardless of politics, fame, or elections.
Roger Stone, a long-time political operative, was recently arrested on five counts of allegedly lying to Congress. 29 FBI agents and 17 vehicles arrived at his house to arrest him in a pre-dawn raid. Mr. Stone, however, is one of the few people who have been prosecuted for lying to Congress.
In a 2007 essay in the Quinnipiac Law Review, Mr. P.J. Meitl wrote that “almost no one is prosecuted for lying to Congress,” and that “only six people have been convicted of perjury or related charges in relation to Congress in the last sixty years.” However, several high-profile public figures have been shown to have lied under oath, or to have knowingly provided false information, to Congress, but have faced no punishment. These include James Clapper, James Comey, John Brennan, Andrew McCabe, Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, and Hillary Clinton.
“Lying to Congress is a serious offense,” Rep. Gaetz said. “Unfortunately, it often seems that we have a two-tiered justice system at work; certain people have the book thrown at them, while others face no consequences at all for their behavior. This is unfair and wrong, and I hope to correct this with my resolution.”
Rep Gaetz appeared on Tucker Carlson last week and accused Robert Mueller of becoming a “glorified hall monitor,” and enforcing the law “unequally.”
If you are a Republican and you lie to Congress, you get 29 heavily armed Federal agents dragging you out of your home. With news media conveniently in attendance. But those whose lies to Congress involved dangerous matters like classified emails shared with non-secure people get nothing, or getting 4 Americans killed because you’re too lazy to upgrade security since you were too busy gun-running with terrorists… Rep Gaetz wants to stop that problem with the Justice For All Resolution.
Unfortunately, with the Democrat majority in place on the House, it has very little chance of passage without a lot of Democrat defections.
But great job for the effort, Rep Gaetz.