Silence befell the contentious House Judiciary Committee impeachment article mark-up Thursday when Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA ) subtly called out Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for hypocrisy, after Gaetz went on an extended rant about Hunter Biden’s drug problem. But the silence soon gave way to laughter.
In keeping with House rules, Johnson didn’t explicitly bring up that Gaetz himself was arrested in 2008 under suspicion of driving under the influence. (Gaetz, whose father was a member of the Florida Senate at the time, wasn’t ultimately convicted, but he has admitted that he “made bad decisions that resulted in an arrest.”)
Instead, after …read more