In today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the government’s access to individuals’ digital data, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) slammed former Republican Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte over Disney’s practice of buying and selling data collected on children via their mobile apps and more.
Rep. Gaetz called out Chairman Goodlatte’s “K Street” hypocrisy of warning the Judiciary Committee on how data collection practices can violate Constitutional rights, while at the same time taking money from Disney as a lobbyist to engage in the very same practice he’s testifying against.
Rep. Gaetz also asked Chairman Goodlatte, under oath, to recall a conversation they had at the Capitol Hill Club where the chairman allegedly said, “The best way to be successful in the Judiciary Committee is to find interest groups that are opposed to one another and to tell both of them that you’ll support their position so they’ll both make donations.”
The full exchange between Rep. Gaetz and Chairman Goodlatte can be found HERE.