“I thank the gentleman for yielding because I think someone may be trying to kill me and if they are successful I would like my constituents and my family to know who stopped their arrest.
“Madame Speaker, on October 8th, 2021, a Twitter handle styled ‘CIABobIsAtYourDoor’ tweeted to @RepMattGaetz, ‘Lookie here pal, I live in Portland. Portland has ordered a hit on you. I accepted the contract. Have a good day.’
“Following this tweet, this individual traveled to Washington DC and the Capitol Police recommended his arrest.
“That’s information that was just shared with me by the Investigation and Threat Assessment section of the Protective Services Bureau.
“The Department of Justice refused to do so. Declined to do so. And on the eve of the Attorney General testifying before the Judiciary Committee tomorrow, it’s just yet another example of the Department of Justice having a double standard.
“If my name weren’t Gaetz, if it were Omar or Tlaib, you bet this person would have been arrested because that’s what the Capitol Police recommended.
“But the Department of Justice doesn’t seem to care so much when it’s Republicans.” – Rep. Matt Gaetz, in a floor speech tonight.