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Matt Gaetz promises to resign if Democrats successfully negotiate with Republicans over House Speaker selection

By Curated Content - January 6, 2023

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is so committed to opposing Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s flailing House speaker bid that he offered to resign from Congress Thursday night if a faction of Democrats were to vote with Republicans to allow a more “moderate” GOP House Member assume the position of Speaker.

Appearing on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show, Gaetz was asked about his interactions with Democrats on the House floor, many of which were caught on film and spurred curiosity online.

Will Democrats and Republicans cut a deal?



Gaetz insists he opposes the idea of Republicans striking a deal with Democrats for a more moderate candidate, noting that was very unlikely to happen anyway.

“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.”

Gaetz went on to say that if McCarthy should seek to make concessions to the far-right caucus in order to win, he would sentence himself to governing in a “straitjacket for the entirety of his term.”



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