Somewhere Christopher Wray is smiling. The "weaponization" that Gaetz is complaining about here is from a bipartisan congressional committee, not the FBI or DOJ.
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The House Ethics Committee has reopened their federal investigation into Northwest Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz allegedly paying a minor for sex, according to a report from Punchbowl News.
Rep. Gaetz was asked about the report on Wednesday in Washington D.C., where he confirmed the investigation has been reopened, but says the committee is trying to weaponize it.
"I was cleared by the Department of Justice and the FBI, who looked into my life for years," Rep. Gaetz said. "Now, I believe that the House Ethics Committee is trying to weaponize their process against me because every once in a while up here I'm a rabble-rouser and I don't go along to get along. And right now, I'm forcing this body to have deal with our debt and our spending. I think all the days in Congress, there are probably in the seven years I've been in Congress there have only been tens of days when I haven't been under one form of ethics investigation or another. I've never been found to have violated any ethical laws. I won't be found to have violated them in this matter either."