Fox News throws Kevin McCarthy's attacks on Eric Swalwell back in his face after Gaetz allegations

Gaetz was the only Republican to vote against an anti-sex trafficking bill in 2017

By Brad Reed
March 31, 2021 7:26PM (UTC)
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy addresses the press during the congressional border delegation visit to El Paso, Texas on March 15, 2021. (JUSTIN HAMEL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Fox News host Dana Perino on Wednesday put House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on the hot seat over revelations that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is being probed by the FBI for potential sex trafficking charges.

While appearing on Fox News,McCarthy was reminded by Perino of his past statements that Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-CA, should be removed from the House Intelligence Committee after revelations that a suspected Chinese spy had infiltrated his office.

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"So by that same logic, will you take any action to remove Matt Gaetz from the Judiciary Committee while he's under investigation by the DOJ over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him?" she asked.

However, if the accusations of sex trafficking a minor are true, he agreed that "we would remove him" from his committee assignments.

Perino also asked McCarthy if he could explain why Gaetz was the only Republican to vote against an anti-sex trafficking bill in 2017.

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"No, I have no idea whatsoever why he would vote against that," he replied. 

Watch the video below. 


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