Gaetz brushes off Johnson’s warning against campaigning against fellow House Republicans

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) waved off House Speaker Mike Johnson‘s (R-LA) plea to cease campaigning against fellow Republicans in primaries.

At the House Republican retreat in West Virginia last week, Johnson warned party members not to campaign against each other. Gaetz, who is leading efforts to primary Reps. Mike Bost (R-IL) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX), indicated that he would ignore the complaint.

“I would love nothing more than to just go after Democrats,” Gaetz told CNN. “But if Republicans are going to dress up like Democrats in drag, I’m going to go after them too. Because, at the end of the day, we’re not judged by how many Republicans we have in Congress. We’re judged on whether or not we save the country.”

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