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Rep. Gaetz Says He Would Give Up Seat If Asked to Defend Trump in Trial

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Rep. Gaetz Says He Would Give Up Seat If Asked to Defend Trump in Trial

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As the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump looms nearer, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), an outspoken ally, volunteered to give up his House seat if he was asked to defend Trump at the trial, which is slated to begin next week. In a Feb. 3 interview on War Room, Gaetz said some House colleagues had discussed whether they could represent Trump during the trial. They reached out to the House Committee on Ethics but were told they could not as sitting members of the House. Gaetz took issue with the current defense strategy employed by Trump’s team and said he would “absolutely” resign if called upon. “I love my district … but I view this cancelation of the Trump presidency and the Trump movement as one of the major risks to my people, both in my district and all throughout this great country,” he said. “If the president called …

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