Rep. Matt Gaetz Threatens to Resign from Congress if Republicans Give Democrats Co-Control of the Chamber Just to Elect McCarthy as Speaker of the House (VIDEO)

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has threatened to resign if the Republican party will negotiate with Democrats in voting to elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as speaker.

Matt Gaetz announced his intentions to resign from Congress in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday night if he and other GOP patriots continued to refuse to back Kevin McCarthy’s speakership campaign.

Rep. Gaetz was asked by Laura Ingraham if he was okay with Republicans giving Democrats co-control of the committees, Gaetz firmly responded, “No!”

Ingraham: Will you be okay then if there’s ultimately a deal struck with moderate Democrats that give Democrats kind of co-control of the committees, you’re fine with that?

Gaetz: No, absolutely not. That will not happen.

Ingraham: That could happen

Gaetz threatened to give up his seat if Democrats joined Republicans to elect a moderate Republican.

Gaetz:  No, listen. I’m on the floor, Laura, and these 212 Democrats are going to vote for Hakeem Jeffries every single time. He is a historic candidate for them. They are not going to cleave off under any circumstance. I assure you that. If Democrats join up to elect a moderate Republican, I will resign from the House of Representatives. That is how certain I am. I can assure your viewers that won’t happen.

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Gaetz told Laura that he “wouldn’t be betting on my vote for Kevin McCarthy under almost any circumstance.”

“Kevin McCarthy is the masthead of the Lobby Corps. And I resent the extent to which Kevin McCarthy utilizes the lobbyists and the special interests to be able to dictate how political decisions are made, how policy decisions are made, and how leadership decisions are made.”

“Kevin McCarthy has been in the leadership for 14 years, and he has sold shares of himself to special interests, to political action committees. And so that’s why I don’t think he is an appropriate choice,” he continued.

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Gaetz added that McCarthy’s continuous voting for big spending bills, his support of amnesty, and his refusal to join the bipartisan antitrust reforms to hold Big Tech accountable was the reasons why he’s not voting for McCarthy.

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