Such legislation may find traction in the Republican-controlled House, where Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) expressed alarm about the possibility of unfair justice at a time when Trump is seeking reelection.
Gaetz acknowledged that the bill was unlikely to pass the Democrat held Senate, explaning that he was “under no illusions about Joe Biden signing such a legislative device into law. I know that [Senate Majority Leader] Chuck Schumer would never bring such a thing up [for a vote], but you deserve to know where your members of Congress are counted. Will they co-sponsor my legislation? I certainly hope they will.”
More than $9 million in public funds were used on Smith’s probe between the time he was named special counsel in November and March, according to information released by the Department of Justice earlier this month.