Criticizing the cases against Mr. Trump, Mr. Good condemned the Justice Department as the “Department of Injustice.”
“What more effective way to rig an election than to keep your opponent from being able to be on the ballot?” Mr. Good said.
For years, congressional Republicans have mounted a wholesale effort to rewrite the events of Jan. 6, downplaying or denying the violence and deflecting efforts to investigate it.
The news conference Tuesday came as Mr. Trump’s influence on Capitol Hill was as great as ever. He pushed congressional Republicans to kill a bipartisan deal to enhance security at the southern border. Instead, House Republicans were readying an impeachment vote against Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, even though in the assessment of legal experts he has not committed high crimes and misdemeanors, the standard for impeachment.
Democrats and some law enforcement officials condemned Mr. Gaetz’s effort.
Michael Fanone, a former District of Columbia police officer who was badly injured in the mob violence of Jan. 6, called the resolution “a slap in the face to those of us who almost lost everything defending the Capitol on Jan. 6, including protecting some of the very members of Congress who are now attempting to rewrite history to exonerate former President Trump.”
“But no piece of paper signed by a group of spineless extremists will ever change the facts about that dark day,” Mr. Fanone said in a statement. “The insurrection was violent, it was deadly and it will happen again if we do not expunge the MAGA ideology that stoked the flames of insurrection in the first place.”