Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said on Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday that he believes “there are people who will go to jail” over the contents of a classified House Intelligence Committee memo.
“I think that this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail,” Gaetz told host Sean Hannity. “I was very persuaded by the evidence, and it also became clear to me why Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham felt it so important to refer this matter for criminal prosecution. You don’t get to try to undermine our country, undermine our elections and then simply get fired. So, I think there will be criminal implications here, and we have to underscore the point that you and Jim Jordan just made. Every single Democrat on the intelligence committee voted against even allowing other members of Congress to see this information, so you know they’re going to fight against release to the American people.” (RELATED: House Republican To Mueller: ‘Time To Put Up Or Shut Up’ With Evidence Of Collusion [VIDEO])
“What are the Democrats so afraid of? Why don’t they want the American people to know the truth about what was going on with the government, how that impacted the president, his transition, his campaign and it just seems interesting to me that Democrats don’t want us to know what the entire basis was in the first place for the Mueller probe they want to drag this out through the midterm elections to try to embarrass this president and distract this Congress from the critical work we have to do to save this great country.”
A number of GOP lawmakers viewed a classified House Intelligence Committee report on Thursday alleging government surveillance abuse. (RELATED: GOP Lawmakers Shocked By House Intel Report Alleging Surveillance Abuse)