As Democratic scandals search for oxygen, Matt Gaetz slams Eric Swalwell, Hunter Biden
Matt Gaetz.

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Tough talk on Fox News prime-time.

Though Tuesday’s Electoral College vote may have been the latest formal ratification of President-elect Joe Biden‘s win, Donald Trump partisans aren’t all issuing notes of congratulation.

One such backer of the current President, Rep. Matt Gaetz, takes aim at Democratic scandals, with an eye toward compromised figures of the opposition party as the “tip of the iceberg” of larger issues to come.

Among them: what he framed Tuesday night as efforts to obscure the “spy scandal” of one Congressional colleague and the “explosive story” of the transnational business deal-making of the President-elect’s son.

On Fox News Channel’s Hannity, the Congressman first addressed the matter of Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California.

Swalwell is under scrutiny for a prior relationship with the Chinese spy Christine Fang. Like many Republicans, Gaetz believes he should no longer be on the House Intelligence Committee.

“If Democrats didn’t have double standards, they’d probably have no standards at all,” Gaetz quipped.

“Remember, this is the party that impeached President Donald Trump for a perfect call,” he added. “Yet they’re unwilling to take any action against a colleague for, at the minimum. a rather imperfect relationship with a Chinese intelligence analyst.”

“This is the tip of the iceberg,” Gaetz noted, describing a pattern of Chinese Communist Party assets having “worked their way into consulates” for over a decade.

Swalwell, Gaetz added, was targeted when he was a City Council member, a sign of “how determined they are to compromise the leaders that should be acting in the best interest of our country.”

On the subject of Hunter Biden, the President-elect’s son mired in what the Biden camp is calling “tax issues” related to foreign employment, Gaetz was unsparing in comments up against a hard break.

“A common theme there is the fake news, and their allies in Silicon Valley don’t want you to get accurate information,” Gaetz said, a reference to the media blackout of the story ahead of the election.

Last updated on December 16, 2020

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


6 comments

  • JeffL

    December 15, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Matt Gaetz should be very careful. Because my gut feeling is that if anyone has got a scandal hiding in their closet, it’s him.

  • Palmer Tom

    December 15, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Didn’t he mean Trump’s perfect blackmail?

    I’d add that Hunter Biden isn’t the president.

    Nevertheless, how about this scenario? Joe Biden is proven to be involved in illegal activity and is forced to resign. Kamala Harris becomes president. She appoints Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren to be vice president.

    Be careful what you ask for, Mattie.

  • S B ANTHONY

    December 16, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Enough, Matt. Trump lost. No point in licking his boots anymore.

  • Nicholas Whitehead

    December 16, 2020 at 1:42 am

    Good lord, Florida Politics please stop giving these buffoons a platform. we are just now finally seeing light at the end of our darkest four years since WWII. We have had a President who has literally been a lifelong criminal and a complicit Republican Party that sat by and let Trump and his cronies rob the treasury and permanently damage our democracy. Matt Gaetz and the rest of the criminals and apologists can piss off and die. Florida Politics please stop reporting on them. No one needs to hear more lies after the Trump Presidency.

  • Sonja Fitch

    December 16, 2020 at 4:59 am

    Keep these goptrump death cult sociopaths front and center until they are Voted out! Gaetz is omg just the drunk
    Party boy still trying to get Attention! Desantis,Scott,Gaetz and little Marco are traitors! Every day I anxiously wait to see which of the Desantis,Scott,Gaetz idiots says or does the most racist sexist sociopath act! So far Scott leads as a damn sociopath!

  • John McMahon

    December 16, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Good Lord Nicholas Whiteheads! Do you even know who the Chinese spy and American stooge Sen. Eric Swallowswell is? OR Hunter the pedo $400,000 tax cheat biden? Lmfaooo Do ANY of you sheeple morons even read any news not censored by your big tech masters? Better catch up snowflakes cause we’re just getting started! Maybe our President losing to phantom voters and inner city hucksters pretending to be election supervisors was a good thing after all, because NOW the real fun begins and the criminal cases have been ongoing for over a year and you sorry Hillary losers were crying too much to pay attention. Go China Joe and heels up kameltoe!

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