Gaetz lays out agenda, celebrates House Rules package: ‘NONE of those things would’ve happened if we caved’

by Summer Lane

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The new year has started with a victorious shot across the bow for America First conservatives in the House of Representatives. 

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., recently addressed the pro-America agenda in the new Republican-controlled People’s House during an interview alongside ally Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., on Fox News with Laura Ingraham. 

He heralded the recent passage of the House Rules Package that included a mechanism to vacate the position of Speaker of the House with a single-member motion – a big win for those who have been concerned about whether or not the newly elected Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., would be in a position to be held accountable to the 118th Congress. 

“…It gives us the opportunities to ensure that our goals regarding policy, procedure, and personnel are met,” he said. “We’re going to have votes on term limits, balanced budgets, internal enforcement of our immigration laws – none of those things would have happened if we had caved on Monday.” 

Gaetz was one of 20 Republicans in the House who blocked Speaker McCarthy’s election last week, much to the frustration of many members who wanted to see a smooth and quick transition of power from the outgoing Democrat Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, to the incoming Republican Speaker. 

As reported by RSBN, McCarthy was elected on the 15th ballot in the early hours of Saturday morning. The ongoing negotiations between the 20 House members and McCarthy reportedly led to the passage of the rules laid out in the House Rules Package for 2023. 

“…Really, last week was the most productive week I have experienced in Congress,” Lauren Boebert remarked alongside Gaetz. 

“NONE of those things would’ve happened if we caved, but with these concessions, the House is in a stronger position,” Rep. Gaetz commented on Twitter, captioning his interview on Fox.

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