Rep. Matt Gaetz
January 13, 2021
Although some House Republicans have come out in favor of impeaching President Tweety McTreason following the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building last week — including Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming — Rep. Matt Gaetz remains a Trump supporter to the bitter end. And the far-right Florida congressman expressed his unwavering support of the president during a diatribe on the House floor on Wednesday.
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Gaetz, wrongly blaming Democrats for the unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd last year, shouted, “Some have cited the metaphor that the president lit the flame — well, they lit the flame, lit actually fires. And we put them out.”
During the huge “Justice for George Floyd” demonstrations held all over the U.S. last year, many well-known Democrats who pushed for criminal justice reform — from the Rev. Al Sharpton to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — repeatedly spoke out against violence and emphasized the need for peaceful, nonviolent demonstrations.
As Gaetz began shouting, an uproar broke out in the House from Democrats responding in outrage. A voice declared, “Time expired! There will be order in the House.”
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