MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz is demanding an end to the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
The conservative Florida lawmaker told a crowd of dozens outside of Democratic U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala’s Miami-area office on Friday that Republicans will “fight for Donald Trump” and do all that they can to prevent impeachment.
Gaetz criticized Shalala, calling her and several other Florida House Democrats who have supported moving forward with the inquiry hypocritical. He says they’re so caught up in investigations and impeachment that they’ve forgotten about their constituents.
The showing is part of a multi-million-dollar Republican National Committee-sponsored campaign designed to rally public support against the possible impeachment of the president.
Shalala’s staffers say the congresswoman wasn’t at her office at the time of rally.
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