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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:29 AM

Pelosi on whether Gaetz should resign: 'That's up to the Republicans to take responsibility for that [View all]

Source: The Hill

BY JOSEPH CHOI - 04/11/21 11:20 AM EDT

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that it was “up to the Republicans to take responsibility for that” when asked if Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) should resign from Congress as he faces investigations from the Department of Justice and the House Ethics Committee over allegations of having sex with a minor and sex trafficking.

“Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan asked Pelosi if she would wait until the Ethics Committee completed its investigation or if she believed it was now time for Gaetz to resign.

“That's up to the Republicans to take responsibility for that. We in the Congress, in the House have Bill 23, which says that in the conduct of our duties we are not to bring dishonor on to the House of Representatives,” Pelosi said.

“I think there's been a clear violation of that but it's up to the Ethics Committee to investigate that and it's up to the Republican leader Mr. McCarthy, to act upon that behavior,” she added, referring to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/547573-pelosi-says-gaetz-removal-from-congress-is-republicans

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