The Hill reports:
Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) are renewing their calls to defund the office of special counsel Jack Smith, who on Tuesday indicted former President Trump on charges stemming from his efforts to remain in power following the 2020 election.
Gaetz, a staunch Trump supporter, introduced a bill to prohibit federal funding for Smith’s office shortly after Trump’s announcement, an effort he renewed calls for on Tuesday as news broke of Trump’s indictment.
The Holman Rule allows lawmakers to propose amendments to appropriations bills that cut the salaries of specific federal workers down to $1, effectively defunding them.
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— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) August 1, 2023
Jack Smith is a terrible attorney with a lot of failures in his career.
Now, he’s abusing his power, the power of the special counsel, and the power of the Department of Injustice.
I will not fund Jack Smith’s special counsel and I will use the Holman Rule to defund his office.… pic.twitter.com/IFblJ7YC0i
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 1, 2023