"Basically what Matt Gaetz just did is he made Tucker Carlson a witness to the investigation now," said the California congressman. "I also note that Matt Gaetz has, in the past, spun wild tales about a variety of different subjects, so it's not surprising that he would spin this wild tale. But, again, the fact that someone, even if it's true, in March tried to extort him or his family to allegedly make this case go away, doesn't change the fact that there is a case. There is a very serious federal investigation opened under the Trump administration, and I'm a former prosecutor. They don't just do this out of nothing. There has to be a factual predicate, and the Department of Justice is going to be a whole team of federal investigators investigating Matt Gaetz. He's in deep trouble and that's why he needs to be removed from the House Judiciary Committee."