Meadows Recommends Gaetz for Trump’s Impeachment Defense Team

Representative Mark Meadows has recommended that Representative Matt Gaetz serve on President Trump’s impeachment defense team in the Senate.

According to The Hill:

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said Thursday that he believes Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) should be among the GOP lawmakers given a role on President Trump‘s impeachment defense team.

Meadows, appearing on “War Room: Impeachment,” told former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon that it was “imperative” the president’s defense team include individuals with an intimate knowledge of the witness testimony and other evidence from the House impeachment process.

“If I had to pick a team, I would say you get in Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). You get in a Matt Gaetz. You put your ‘A Team’— a John Ratcliffe [(R-Texas)],” Meadows said.

Meadows, who is not seeking reelection, also did not rule out the possibility of playing some role himself in Trump’s defense strategy. But he was particularly supportive of Gaetz, a firebrand Republican and Trump defender who produced a number of viral moments in the impeachment proceedings.

Meadows stated that Gaetz’s performance in the Judiciary Committee hearings was one of the best he saw.


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