Marc Short told CNN that Gaetz wasn't motivated by public service. "it’s more likely he came here for the teenage interns on Capitol Hill, to be honest.”
Marc Short, who served as a chief of staff to former Vice President Mike Pence, also pointed to who has led Trump "astray" in a number of cases.
Marc Short said Trump's former chief of staff was "central" to the events surrounding Jan. 6, 2021.
“I think it’s a big challenge [and] another reason Republicans are looking in a different direction in 2024," Pence's former chief of staff Marc Short said.
Marc Short spoke to a grand jury convened by the DOJ to investigate the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
"I'm actually surprised that Florida law enforcement still allows him to speak to teenage conferences like that," Marc Short said of the GOP congressman.
The warning from the vice president's chief of staff turned out to be "prophetic" the next day, when a Trump mob stormed the Capitol, The New York Times said.
Jared Kushner reportedly blew off a desperate plea to intervene with Donald Trump to stop him from trying to steal the presidential election, saying he was too busy working on “Middle East peace.”
Trump believed the vice president could overturn the election after getting guidance from "many bad advisers," Marc Short said.
Marc Short was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and accompanied Pence as he fled his post and hid from rioters who were calling for his hanging.