Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.) has been one of the leading critics of the corrupt government to lobbying pipeline in Washington DC.
During a Congressional hearing that occurred this week, Gaetz laid in to a senior partner at the Raben Group, a progressive lobbying firm that represents clients such as Google, Pfizer, and the Soros-ran Open Society Foundation.
The explosive hearing was the first of many to come for the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, which was created to investigate how federal government agencies are being weaponized against conservatives.
Gaetz posited that the ‘revolving door’ between Department of Justice officials and lobbyists has played a key role in the weaponization of our federal government.
In one example that involved both Google and Pfizer, Gaetz mentioned the recent Project Veritas expose‘ on Pfizer’s gain-of-function research where a Director of Research and Development admitted that the company is mutating the Covid-19 virus.
Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies have raked in record profits after receiving lucrative government contracts to research and produce the Covid-19 vaccine. Google has repeatedly censored news outlets such as Project Veritas that have attempted to investigate Pfizer.
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The first hearing of the committee included testimony from Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Ia.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wi.), and testimony from Representative Elise Stefanik (R-Ny.) on the corruption of the Department of Justice and FBI.
The Washington Examiner Reports–
WATCH: @mattgaetz exposes a partner at a lobbying firm that represents Pfizer, Google, and George Soros' Open Society.
— Alex Bruesewitz 🇺🇸 (@alexbruesewitz) February 9, 2023
Gaetz tore into a witness who works for a progressive public relations and strategy firm at House Republicans’ first “weaponization” subcommittee hearing on Thursday. The inaugural hearing aired out the GOP panel’s grievances over the alleged politicization of federal agencies such as the Department of Justice.
He asked Elliot Williams, a principal at the Raben Group and former DOJ employee during the Obama administration, if the “revolving door” between government officials and lobbyists was a valid cause for concern. Williams said he didn’t understand the premise of the question.
“It’s pretty easy — there’s a revolving door between senior officials at the DOJ and the lobbying profession,” Gaetz responded, pointing out that the Raben Group’s client list includes Google, Pfizer, and the Open Society Foundations, which is backed by left-wing donor George Soros. House Republicans accuse outside actors of colluding with the federal government to stifle or oppose conservatives.