Monday, “Will and Grace” actress Debra Messing spread a petition calling for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to be disbarred.
The petition writes that Gaetz’s “irresponsible, deceptive and seditious rantings led directly or indirectly to the deaths of no less than five (5) people, including a law enforcement officer who died in the line of duty.”
It continues “Mr. Gaetz’s words matter. He knows this. As both a member of Congress and a lawyer, he represents the law and rule of law to his constituents and the many others he influences. While it cannot be said that he alone was responsible for the mayhem of January 6, 2021, it cannot be ignored that he lent his voice and the weight of his ostensible knowledge of the law, and of the Constitution, in support of violence that led to the destruction of persons and hallowed places in the seat of government, and was a desecration of the ties that bind Americans together as a people. ”
The petition currently has over 23k signatures.