If Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein refuses to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee, then there will be articles of impeachment brought up against him, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz said on Fox Business Network's "Lou Dobbs Tonight."
"If our leadership will not put Rod Rosenstein in that witness chair so the American people can get answers [about The New York Times report that Rosenstein allegedly discussed wearing a wire to record President Donald Trump, Rep.] Mark Meadows and I are prepared to call up his impeachment and force a vote," Gaetz said, explaining that according to the rules a vote must then be held within two business days.
Commenting on some reports that Rosenstein was merely "joking" when he allegedly spoke about wearing a wire or pressing cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office, Gaetz said “It is inappropriate for the deputy attorney general of the United States to even be joking about wearing a wire on the president in the presence of colleagues and subordinates."
Gaetz said Rosenstein has also been "very evasive" concerning the demands of the Judiciary Committee on which the congressman sits.
"We ought to know what happened, under oath, so it's not just speculation," he said.
The White House said Rosenstein and Trump had an “extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories” on Monday and would meet in person on Thursday, according to The Hill.
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