Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, an associate of Roger Stone who brought a Holocaust denier who raised money for the neo-Nazi site the Daily Stormer to the State of the Union address as his guest, says that AG Jeff Sessions is now a captive of the deep state, but he has Stockholm Syndrome and is now sympathetic to them.
“I want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to renounce his recusal of this investigation,” Gaetz told Fox News host Harris Faulkner. “He said he’s totally unwilling to do that.”
“It’s like over at the Department of Justice, he’s got Stockholm Syndrome,” the congressman added. “He’s become sympathetic to his captors over in the deep state.”
Gaetz said that Sessions should appoint a second special counsel to investigate the FBI’s alleged surveillance of President Donald Trump’s campaign. In a tweet on Sunday, the president also “demanded” that the Justice Department launch a new investigation into itself.
Remember the good old days, when conservatives like William F. Buckley threw crackpots like this out of their movement? When we didn’t have people like this elected to Congress? When they were relegated to the fringe? Now they’ve gone mainstream on the right, led by the Trump cult of personality. There is no principle, no political norm, no important institution that they will not gleefully undermine and attack to protect their savior.