On Thursday, Gaetz became a victim of "pardon bombing" on his account.
It happened after the House select committee investigated the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
According to Cassidy Hutchinson, Gaetz wanted his pardon to be more than his role in the election fraud.
She told the committee that Gaetz had been trying to get a pardon.
Eric Herschmann, a former White House senior adviser, told the committee that the general tone of the pardon request was that we may get prosecuted because we were defensive of the President.
Herschmann said that Gaetz may have been trying to protect himself from the sex trafficking investigation surrounding him.
Herschmann told the committee that the pardon that he was discussing, requesting, was as broad as possible.
Gaetz accused the committee of being an unconstitutional political sideshow that was losing the interest of the American people and was now trying to get federal law enforcement involved in politics.
The January 6 Committee is an unconstitutional political sideshow. It is rapidly losing the interest of the American people and now resorts to siccing federal law enforcement on political opponents.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) June 23, 2022
The same joke was replied to by many users.
People who are innocent rarely request pardons.
Someone had a question for the congressman.
The article was first published on HuffPost.